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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: December 29, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928

umber 30 Thursday, December 29,2005


SAt a Glance

Boy Scout annual
fundraiser carnival
Boy Scout Troop 619 will
be hosting their annual major
fundraiser carnival Jan. 5-15,
2006. The troop would like to
invite the community to their
annual carnival located on
South Francisco just past the
railroad tracks at the Elks Field
in Clewiston. This is Troop
619's largest fundraiser for the
year the money they raise
will be paying their way
Toward summer camp and
other outings they go on
through out the year.
Re-opening of the
Driver Licenses office
The Clewiston driver
License is now located at 949
West Sugarland Highway (the
old K-Mart Plaza, right behind
McDonalds). They now have a
large, spacious and fresh
office with more staffing to
serve the customers
Choir union
cancelled.
The choir union will
resume in February of 2006.
The choir union revival will
begin on Monday night, Jan.
16, a 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church,
Clewiston.
Notice to
senior citizens
Effective Jan. 1, 2001 and
additional $25,000 exemption
on county mileage only was
made eligible to persons age
65 years .or older whose
household income does not
exceed the state allowance.
Exemptions are granted on an
annual basis. They are not..
aulomaticallk renewable like
the original homestead
exemptions. Applications will
be available after Jan. I, 2006.
The deadline for returning
your application is March 1,
2006 For additional informa-
tion please feel free to call the
LaBelle office at 675-5270 or
the Clewiston Office at 983-
3178.
Homestead
exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
\County property appraiser,
announces that property
owners who have estab-
lished a new permanent resi-
dence in Hendry County, or
have changed ownership in
any manner must make a
new application and qualify
Sfor the $25,000 Homestead
exemption. If you have
established residency before
Jan. 1, 2006, you can come
in and apply. Should you
have any questions, or need
additional information,
please feel free to call the
Clewiston office at (863)
983-3178. Clewiston office
hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Our tempo-
rary office is located at 100 E.
El Paso on the corner of El
Paso and Central.


2005: The year in review


Editor's note: The year in
review is a two-part series look-
ing back at the year in news. We
present highlights of the first six
months of the year in this edition
and will present the final six
months of the year in next
week's edition.
Hurricane Wilma was the big
story in Clewiston in 2005. The
record-breaking storm hit the
area around the lake hard, leav-
ing a trail of devastation. As the


year ended, many residents were
still struggling to repair storm
damage.
Headlines in the Clewiston
News during 2005 also included:
January
As 2005 began, Clewiston
residents were caught up in a
debate over Hendry Regional
Medical Center's finances, fol-
lowing a review of hospital
records by a panel of local busi-


nessmen and officials.
LaBelle resident Danny
Woosley was murdered in his
home. Accused of the crime was
a prisoner who had escaped
from the Hendry County Jail.
Everstart anglers kicked off
their tournament season by fish-
ing Lake Okeechobee.
The Drug Enforcement
Agency (DEA), working with the
Hendry County Sheriff's Depart-
ment and Clewiston Police
Department, raided two homes


in Montura. According to law
enforcement officials, the raids
help shut down a major drug
operation, said to be one of the
largest marijuana, busts in the
state.
Hendry Regional Medical
Center announced staff reduc-
tions to help control costs.
Clewiston officials were
concerned about reports that the
state could close the Clewiston
Department of Children and Fam-
ilies (DCF) office.


Work began on the Clewis-
ton water plant.
The Hendry County Com-
mission discussed revisions, in
building codes.
The 2005 FLW fishing tour-
nament opened on Lake Okee-
chobee.
The Clewiston City Com-
mission voted their support for
the impact fees under considera-
See Review- Page 10


Zoning land




use change




is needed


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON An unmis-
takable sign of rising housing
needs and trends of accelerat-
ed growth and development
will be apparent on a certain
parcel of land in the Clewis-
ton city limits, even before
anyone breaks ground to
build on the land.
A request by a reputable
housing developer seeking to
build homes in Clewiston
""Iasks tor a catdego:rIcal zoning
change to a vacant field on.
South Francisco Street. The
property located south of the
Hendry County Fairgrounds


and north of Seminole Manor
is currently designated to be
developed for mobile homes.
The change request is a
zoning land use' change.
Instead of development of
mobile homes and recreation-
al vehicles, the land would be
designated to become a sin-
gle-family residential housing
district.
The change request has.
been made by Lennar Homes,
Inc., a Miami-based developer
w-hro hTs expressed a ferventi
desire and intent to build
quality, modern homes in

See Homes Page 10


US. Marines


As a treat to their completion in the 10-week D.A.R.E.
course, the HCSO offered an outdoor barbeque to the
D.A.R.E. graduates.


goal."
Deputy Clark, Deputy
Wingate and Sgt. Brown
focused their efforts in the
Clewiston schools. Travis
McCarthy and Ty Marshall tar-
geted the LaBelle schools.
"HCSO would like to thank
all those deputies that have


dedicated their time to help us
get the D.A.R.E. program out
to the children in our commu-
nity. Without their support and
cooperation, the full impact
and results of the program
could not be achieved," she
said.


deliver
By Bill Fabian

CLEWISTON A United
States Marine Corps fire support
unit based in South Florida had a
chance'to play Santa Claus for
the month of December, a wel-
come relief to the unit after a tour
of dut in Iraq that ended just last
month.
The Marine reserve unit came
to town bringing truckloads of
Toys for Tots, for the children of a
community in need of a healing
touch this holiday season.
The delivery of several tons of
toys, books, and gifts for children
was made on Dec. 20 at the
Hendry County Fairgrounds.


ed toys
There, Hendry County Sheriff
Ronnie Lee and other volunteers
helped unload and organize the
delivery.
The HCSO will help distribute
the enormous supply of donated
gifts to families in Clewiston,
LaBelle, Montura and Pioneer.
Sheriff Lee said the gifts were
a welcome sight, but that there
were such a large number of
people affected by October's
hurricane that he was not entire-
ly sure the delivery would be
enough for the whole county.
"We have a lot of places
throughout the county in need of
these toys we expect hun-
See Marines Page 10


_,By Ideybis Gonzalez
CLE\'IST)ON -- As a corn-
pletion to their D.A.R.E. 10-
week core curriculum course
all seventh grade students at
Clewiston Middle School
enjoyed their outdoors
D.A.R.E. social barbeque on
Tuesday, Dec. 13.
According to Sgt. Barbara
Bro% n with the:Hendry Coun-
tV Sheriff's Office (HCSO), this
is their fist year working with
middle school and elementary
school students together.: :
"It's been a big task for us
this year, but is all w north
while;" said Sgt. Brown. "\\'e
all had to go through D.A.R.E.
training before we were able
to begin teaching. This pro-
gram focuses in the life skills
they need to avoid involve-
ment with drugs, gangs, and
violence."
Sgt. Brown said :itiha
D.A.R.E. is one of'the best
existing crime prevention pro-,
grams.
"It can drastically reduce
substance abuse," she
explained. "It is up to each
community to build a road for
our children to follow. Where
they finish depends upon its
direction. Building one up that
leads to a drug-free life is our


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By Bill Fabian

CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton Public Library and Hendry
County Public Library System
have built a quality, depend-
able foundation of libraries in
Clewiston, Harlem, .and
LaBelle.
Maintaining that level of
quality and extending the
reach of the library system is
one of the primary concerns of
new Library Director Barbara
Oeffner, who now serves as
the director and head librarian
of the county's public libraries.
Oeffner was installed as the
new library director in Novem-
ber, after the departure of Chris
Kuechmann to Louisiana in
October.
Oeffner, a native of New
York, received an MLAS degree
in Library and Information
Studies in December of 2000
after completing the graduate


program at Florida State Uni-
versity. She studied as an
undergrad at the Medill College
of Journalism at Northwestern
University, and received her
undergraduate degree in Jour-
nalism before returning to live
in her hometown of East
Hampton, NY
While living in East Hamp-
ton and later in Cape Cod, MA,
Oeffner wrote and edited vari-
ous books and literary maga-
zines, including "Sanscript", a
literary magazine she edited
and managed in Cape Cod. She
also wrote a book, Chief The
Champion of the Everglades,
which she researched by visit-
ing the area in the years lead-
ing up to the book's publica-
tion in 1995..
The librarian has served at
the Belle Glade Library for the
past five years since complet-
ing her master's degree, and
has worked also in Pahokee,
South Bay, and Moore Haven.


"I am very pleased to have
the opportunity to work for the
Clewiston and Hendry County
Libraries," said Oeffner. "The
staff has proven to be very
knowledgeable and enthusias-
tic, and seem to love working
for the library and providing a
great service to the communi-
ty," she said.
Oeffner now lives with her
husband in Moore Haven,
where she has been living and
writing for 10 years after falling
in love with the area while con-
ducting research for her book.
She looks forward to
expanding the reach of the
library's programs, which
include readership promo-
tions, the "One Book, One
Community" program, and
plans for a "Florida Room" set
aside for literature and materi-
als devoted to Florida history
and culture.
See Director Page 10


INI/Bill Fabian
Library Director Barbara Oeffner has settled nicely into her
role as the head of Clewiston and Hendry County public
libraries. Oeffner is also a writer, having published Chief -
The Champion of the Everglades, and edited a literary mag-
azine, Sanscript.


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D.A.R.E. graduation: Students learn drug prevention


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Mrs. Mammen and Mr. Boyd's seventh grade class recently graduated the middle school
D.A.R.E. program.


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Wedding announcement


Holidays can be dangerous for pets


Dr. Raquel Brown, a veterinari-
an at the College of Veterinary Med-
icine & Biomedical Sciences at
Texas A&M University offers the fol-
lowing tips for keeping your pets
safe during the holidays:
Keep candles, potpourri pots
and decorations out of reach.
Put away children's toys.
Make sure small objects, med-
ications, chocolates, etc. are kept
out of reach.
Be aware of the dangers
posed by holiday plants. Holly,
poinsettia, mistletoe, ivy and hibis-
cus are poisonous to pets. If your
pet eats any of these holiday


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Keep your pets on their regu-
lar food. Avoid the temptation to


give them table scraps. The high fat
content of some holiday dishes can
make pets ill. Chocolate is of partic-
ular concern.
With people going in and out
at holiday, indoor pets may slip out
of the house. Make sure your pet
has a collar and identification tag.
If pets are easily stressed or
frightened by strangers, you might
want to put them in a separate
room during holiday parties.
Dr. Brown advises against giving
puppies or kittens as presents. Pets
should not be purchased on an
impulse. Too often puppies given
as Christmas presents wind up at


animal shelters when they are no
longer cute little puppies.
"A pet is a lifetime commitment,
maybe as much as 18 years," she
said. "Taking on a responsibility of
such magnitude is a personal deci-
sion and must be made with great
forethought."
Even if you are sure the person
wants a particular dog or cat, the
busy holiday season is not the best
time to introduce a new animal into
a household. It might be better to
give a gift certificate and bring the
new pet home after the first of the
year, when the household can
resume a more normal routine.


Obituaries


Submitted to INI/Michael Justin Stoker
Danielle Nunnenkamp and Michael Justin Stoker


Nunnenkamp

and Stoker

Danielle Nunnenkamp and
Michael Justin Stoker were joined
in marriage Nov. 12, 2005. The
bride is the daughter of Kurt and
Ronniann Kunnenkamp.
The groom is the son of the late
Lisa Ruth Stoker.
The wedding was held at
Cypress Lake United Methodist
Church. Pastor Jaime Westlake
officiated at the ceremony. The
bride was given away by her par-
ents.
The bride wore a strapless,
white satin dress with a line-lace
overlay and a lace train. She carried


a bouquet of white roses.
The maid of honor was Jean
Rose. Bridesmaids were: Carleen
Nunnenkamp, Shantel Jilani, April
Scogin, Tina Noel, and Alise Stoker.
The best man was John Stoker.
Groomsmen were: Ted Audet,
Jaime Stoker, Jeff Stoker, and Nick
Crowe. The flower girl was Kylie.
The ring bearer was Cody.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at Heritage
Palms Country Club.
After the honeymoon trip to Las
Vegas, the couple is at home in Ft.
Myers, Florida.
The groom is employed as a
High School Biology teacher, and
the bride is employed as a Parale-
gal.


Lucille "Lucy"
Lottie Burdick
Lucille Lottie Burdick, age 53, of
Clewiston passed away Friday,
Dec. 16, 2005, at Hendry Regional
Medical Center.
Lucille was born Feb. 4, 1952, in
Erie, PA, to the Late William Keith
and Agnes Mary "Smisko" Keith.
She moved to Clewiston in 1982
from Cambridge Springs, PA. She
was active with the East Hendry
County Unit of The American Soci-
ety and was instrumental in the
local Relay For Life campaign. She
was a substitute teacher at the Cen-
tral Elementary School, former Boy
Scout Master, and Pack Master of
the Cub Scouts.
Survivors include her husband
Gene Burdick, sons: Chris Cald-
well, Frank Burdick of Clewiston; a
daughter, Annie Buchanan (Art),
Newport, NC; brothers: Ron Keith
(Dora), William Keith (Barb), of
Pennsylvania; sisters: Florence
Trounter (Chuck), Jo Ann Calla-
han, of Tampa, Fla., Mary Szocki
(Rich) of Pennsylvania, Susan
Spadaccio, Erie, PA, and five grand-
children.
A memorial service was held
Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at the
Akins-Davis Funeral Home-Clewis-


ton Chapel with Reverend Mack
Simmons of Calvary Baptist
Church officiating.
Memorials in memory of Lucy
may be sent to the American Can-
cer Society of the local Relay for
Life 2006 in care of Sandi
Rodriguez at 315 South WC.
Owens Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440.
Cremation arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home-Clewiston.

Beverly J.Parks
Beverly J. Parks, 64, of Crooked
Hook Campground passed away
Dec. 11,2005, peacefully at home.
Beverly was born Sept. 20,
1941, at Cadott, Wisconsin, the
daughter of Roy Combs and Helen
(Knudson) Combs.
Survivors include her husband
Gary R. Parks, of Clewiston; chil-
dren: Gary, Larry, Ed, Sherry,
Michelle, and Tammy Jo; brothers:
Bob, Tom and Roy Combs of Lans-
ing, MI.; a sister, Betty Buck, of
Lansing, and five grandchildren.
A family memorial service will
be held at a later date. Cremation
arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al home Clewiston Chapel.

Belkys Sofia Ramirez
Belkys Sofia Ramirez, 68, of


Anniversary


Clewiston passed away Dec. 13,
2005 peacefully at home under the
care of Hope Hospice and a loving
family.
Belkys was born at Manzanillo,
Cuba, the daughter of the late Ani-
bal and Graciela (Antunez) Gonza-
lez.
She is survived by her husband
Alberto Jesus Ramirez; daughters,
Tica (George) Rivas, Graciela
(James) Swindle, Sofia (Robert)
Kirstein of Clewiston; a son,
Alberto (Judy) Jaime Ramirez of


Ocala, sisters; Maria (Rick) Horns-
by, Graciela (Jose) Castro of
Clewiston; seven grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at the
Akin-Davis Funeral Home Chapel
-- Clewiston, with Father Marc
Lussier of St. Margaret's Catholic
Church officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in the Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery. All arrangements by Akin -
Davis Funeral Home Clewis-
ton.


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Sbumittea to INiuMIcnele Harris
John and Shirley White's 50th wedding anniversary


John and Shirley White, of
Clewiston, celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary Dec. 2, 2005.
John W White, son of Floyd and
lone White, was born in Boise,
Idaho and was serving in the Unit-
ed States Marine Corp when they
met.
Shirley A. White, daughter of
Gerald and Alberta Eastman, was
born in West Palm Beach and liv-
ing in Hollywood, Florida, when
they met.
They met at a church youth
service in Hollywood, Florida in
1952.
They were married in Holly-
wood, Florida in 1955 by Rev. C.B.
McDuff at the United Pentecostal
Church of Hollywood.
Since their marriage they have
lived in Hollywood, Bradenton,


West Palm Beach, Ocala, Lake
City, and Jacksonville, Florida.
Since 1988 they have been resi-
dents of Clewiston.
John and Shirley have two chil-
dren Gerald and Michele. Gerald
(Jerry) E. White and his wife, Mar-
garet (Meg) lives in Jacksonville,
Florida. Michele A. Harris and her
husband J. Mark Harris, Sr. live in
Clewiston. They have seven grand-
children and one great-grandchild.
Both John and Shirley have
always been very active and sup-
portive of their church serving in
many capacities over the 50 years
of their marriage. They currently
are helping their daughter and
son-in-law, at the Lighthouse
Apostolic Church of Clewiston
where their son-in-law is the Pas-
tor.


Vernie May Earl
Vernie May Earl, age 95, died on
December 22, 2005at the William Childs
Hospice House Facility in Palm Bay,
Florida. Vernie was born April 19, 1910
in the vicinity of Cairo, Ohio, to Dick and
Cora Wood. Vernie graduated Lima
Central High School in 1928. On July
1st, 1929, she married Don Francis Earl,
who preceded her in death on January
29, 1997. Don and Vernie owned and
operated Earl's Hardware, Plumbing,
and Heating in Cairo from 1945 until
1975. They retired to Lakeport, Florida
in 1976 where Vernie lived until October 2003, at which time she
moved to William Childs Hospice House, in Palm Bay, FL. Vernie was
a member of the Moore Haven Methodist Church and a former mem-
ber of the Cairo Methodist Church. She was also a member of the
Eastern Star and Rebecca Lodge-Past Grands.
Survivors included a daughter, Donna Ebling McClanahan of Cairo; a
son, Robert (Patricia) Earl of Melbourne Beach, FL; a daughter Arlene
(Thomas) Johnson of Lakeport/Palm Bay, FL; and a brother Charlie
Wood of Cairo, OH. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Mike
Ebling, Randy Ebling, Diane Miller, and Lori Ebling of OH; Scott
Ebling, Nick Earltinez, and Ned Earl of Melbourne, FL. Additionally
there are thirteen great-grandchildren and five greast-great-grandchil-
dren.
Vernie was also preceded in death by three sisters, four brothers, and a
three year old grandson, Neal Donald, son of Robert and Patricia Neal.
Visitation was held Friday, December 23, 2005 at 1:30PM at the
Buxton Funeral Home.
Services will be held at Hartman and Sons Funeral Home in Columbus
Grove, OH on December 30, 2005 and the burial will be at East Side
Cemetery in Cairo, OH following the services at the funeral home.
All local arrangements have been under the direction and care of
Buxton Funeral Home, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972,
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Submitted to INI/Jannan Nicholson
Pet of the Week winner
Oh, the things I have to endure for a Scooby snack! Okay,
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help me out! Okay, Cracker, there is only so much I can let
a dog endure, so you are this week's Pet of theWeek win-
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at the pet spa, courtesy of Doc Savvy's Animal Clinic. Doc
Savvy can be reached at (561) 996-5500.


Frank J. Brady


Frank J. Brady Jr., age 48, died
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 in
Okeechobee, FL. He was born
November 24, 1957 in Pahokee, FL
and raised there. He was a lifetime
resident of the Lake Area, primarily in
Okeechobee. He was an avid hunter
and enjoyed all outdoor activities. He
loved dancing, music, and was always
"the life of the party". He loved his
family and was a father, brother, and friend to many.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother "Grannie" Cassie
Chaney.
Mr. Brady Jr. is survived by his loving wife of twenty-six years,
Peggy Brady of Okeechobee. He is also survived by his son, Blake
Brady; his daughters, Yvonne Brady and Tiffany (Jeff) Whitlock;
his grandchildren, Kaiya Brady-Long, Trevor Brady, Abigail
Whitlock and Brandon Reed Whitlock, all of Okeechobee. In addi-
tion, he is survived by his father, Frank (Marilyn) Brady, Sr. and
his mother Carolyn Schneider, all of Okeechobee; his sisters, Pam
(Bobby) 'Tucker of Palm City, Rhonda (Bill) Turner of Okeechobee,
and Cindy (Randy) Mills of Loxahatchee.
The family received friends, Wednesday, December 28, 2005
from 11:00AM-2:00PM at the Gathering, 1735 S.W 24th Avenue,
Okeechobee. Services followed at 2:00PM. Interment was at
Evergreen Cemetery, Okeechobee.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to
the D.C. Ranch, EO. Box 1791, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
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What a difference



a century makes

Pastor John Hicks New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alas-
First United Methodist Church ka hadn't been admitted to the
Union yet. The population of
Look at where our country Las Vegas, Nevada, was just 30!
was 100 years ago. In 1906, the Only six percent of all Ameri-
average life expectancy in the cans-had graduated from high
U.S. was 47 years. Only 14 per- school.
cent of the homes in the U.S. What a difference a century
had a bathtub. Only eight per- makes! Try to imagine what it
cent of the homes had a tele- may be like in another 100
phone. A three-minute call from years! The reality is that we
Denver to New York City cost probably won't be around to
$11. There were only 8,000 cars experience it, but what we do
and only 144 miles of paved today might possibly help shape
roads in the U.S. The maximum it for our families and neighbors
speed limit in most cities was 10 in the years to come.
mph. The tallest structure in the As we approach the new
world was the Eiffel Tower. year, all kinds of possibilities
The average wage in the U.S. face us. This next year is an
was 22 cents per hour. The aver- open book for us to write in. We
age U.S. worker made between have a chance to begin anew.
$200 and $400 per year. A com- We have a chance to make a dif-
petent accountant could expect ference in the life of another. We
to earn $2,000 per year, a dentist have a chance to make a differ-
$2,500 per year, a veterinarian ence in our own life.
between $1,500 and $4,000 per There is no telling what the
year, and a mechanical engineer future holds for us. The only
about $5,000 per year. More thing we know for sure is that
than 95 percent of all births in things will change, and that in
the U.S. took place at home. the changes we can anchor our-
Ninety percent of all U.S. doc- selves in Him who holds the
tors had no college education, future. My battle cry in times of
Instead, they attended so-called struggle is the biblical promise
medical schools, many of which that "I can do all things through
were condemned in the press Him who gives me, strength."
and by the government as "sub- (Philippians 4:13) My anchor for
standard";. Sugar cost four cents :.what.;the futupsMti~d comes
a pound. Eggs were'14 "'ents a from Jeremiah 29: 11:: "For I
dozen. Coffee .was 15 cents 'a knoLtlhe plans i -leve for you,"
pound. Most women washed declares the LORD, "plans to
their hair only once a month, prosper you and not to harm
and they used borax or egg you, plans to give you hope and
yolks for shampoo. a future."
Five leading causes of death In this coming year, may you
in the U.S. were: Pneumonia realize fully God's blessings, and
and influenza, Tuberculosis, may those blessings be used to
Diarrhea, Heart disease, and help shape our world this next
Stroke. The American flag had year and for the generations to
45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, come in the next hundred years!


The holiday without cards, presents


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Christmas always ends with
sales even bigger sales that
were supposed to be very special
before Christmas. Easter also
comes with sales and after-Easter
sales too. Birthdays come at all
times during the year, you might
be lucky to have someone special
have a birthday when a good sale
is on, but don't count on it.
Then there are the other days
when we just celebrate no
sales, no presents, no cards, no
nothing, other than a day off or a
moment to kick back and relax.
Grandparent's Day didn't seem to
catch on but in some places Sec-
retary's Day is celebrated with,
gifts. Then there New Years Day.
It's usually a time for staying up
New Year's Eve. Welcoming in
the New Year and the enjoying the
football game or the parade
before back to work.
Often it's nothing special, just
another day off before starting


another year. Now that we're on
the eve of another year it might be
good to stop and reflect on what it
may mean. We're promised troop
withdrawals in a costly and diffi-
cult war. We're well underway
with recuperating from the losses
caused by hurricanes during the
last year. We're having elections
coming up and a chance to
express our feelings about what is
going on in the country and
whether our candidates will take
a new direction or continue on
old paths.
We're hopefully over the worst
of some of the employment prob-
lems and some people I know are
getting back to work after being
"between jobs" for awhile. We're
seeing efforts to root out corrup-
tion and there seems to be a
revival of the questions about bal-
ance between "security" and "ter-
rorist threats" and individual, con-
stitutional liberties.
New Year's is a time I like to
think about what has happened
in my own life, too. I can think of
some New Year's celebrations


when I reflected on moving into a
ministry, changing directions,
moving into a new community,
finishing a course of studies, start-
ing a new life, having a child born
into our household, taking a spe-
cial vacation, making new friends.
More often than not, New Year's
was a time for thanksgiving for
the passing of another year in the
same ministry or getting deeper
involved in community life where
I lived. It was a time to be thankful
for being able to watch a child
grow and being thankful for the
friends that have been there over
the years, for being grateful for
healing or unexpected gifts.
The Hymn "How great thou
art" is a reminder that they're in
the ordinary things God reveals
Himself in His greatest majesty. It
doesn't have to be in the exciting
or glamorous or earth shaking,
but there He is in the things
around me that I take for granted.
New Year's is really a bench-
mark, a time to think about the
past and the future. If there is a
resolution to be offered, it might


Submitted to INI
Buddy Taylor, well known for his mouthwatering barbeque is
preparing for his annual cook off fundraiser, which draws
world champion barbeque cooks.


FELDA The big "city" of
Felda will come alive again the
first day of the New Year celebrat-
ing the 2nd Annual Gator Ham-
mock Wild Pig & Pepper Jam
beginning at 11 a.m. The event is
a fundraiser for the Harry Chapin
Food Bank of Southwest Florida
and attracts barbeque teams from
around Florida, as well as several
other states. There are countless
"crackers" who say it's the only
shindig of its kind!,
Buddy Taylor is more than a lit-
tle well known for his award-win-
ning line of hot sauces and condi-
ments for his famous Felda
barbeque catering. For the last 20
years on each New Year's Day,
Buddy has hosted a complimen-
tary barbeque for friends, family,
customers and vendors.
Wanting to take it to the next
level, Buddy sought and received
sanctioning from the Kansas City
BBQ Society in 2005. He further
received a proclamation from
Gov. Jeb Bush naming it a state
championship and thereby guar-
anteeing a certain amount of big-
league team participation. By
winning a state championship a
team automatically becomes eli-
gible to enter the American Royal
and Jack Daniels Invitational, the
crown jewels of professional bar-
beque competition.
Some of the biggest names in
barbeque will be grilling and


smoking their finest. Some of this
years challengers will be Home
BBQ.com, Florida's Team of the
Year for the past three years,
Whoop-d-Que. state champions
from Alabama, Bonesnokers.
national champions. Jack's Old
South, the 2005 \\rld Champion.
and Dr. FrankNsm\i ., New
England Champion
Cosmic Cookin' from LaBelle
is the only professional tearn from
this area and will also be hustling
for the $2,000 Grand Champion
prize.
These masters of the grilling
art will be scored b\ a panel of
certified judges on last, appear-
ance and tenderness in four cate-
gories: Chicken, ribs, pork and
beef brisket. winners s will be
announced at 4 p.m. during the
awards ceremony.
Gates are open at I I a.m. with
the first round of judging begin-
ning at noon. To get to Buddy's
annual-barbeque shindig, drive
--.ast on'SR 82 until it intersects
wiviR.29, about-20 miles. Turn
left onto SR 29 and head north to
CR 830 about four miles. Turn
right and follow the signs to Tay-
lor's homestead.
If you take to barbeque and to
helping the Harry Chapin Food
Banks of SW Florida, head to
Felda New Year's Day, Sunday,
Jan. 1. Great food and great fun
are guaranteed!


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello! I
have a ques-
tion about my
105-pound
dog Piper.
Piper is a Mala-
mute mix
breed, and we
live out on our
farm in Illinois.
It's pretty cold
this time of the Doc
year, and I Savvy
have been
noticing the pads on his feet are
very dry and cracked. Tell me
Doc, is there a little something I


can put on his pads to cure
them? Thanks, Paul.
A: Hello there Paul, and
thanks for the interesting ques-
tion. Yes, there a few things you
can do for Piper. Vaseline will
work wonderfully! Only, howev-
er, as long as Piper wears socks
or booties. If you put a little Vase-
line on his feet with socks, then it
will just wipe right on off. There
are special booties you can pick
up at pet supplies. Paul, you can
even find snow boots for sale!
Try this every day for a week, and
let me know if Piper's paws are
pretty once again. Happy New


Year Paul, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I have
plans for a big party at my house
New Year's Eve with catered
food, live music, plenty of fun
and fireworks. I am concerned
about two very important,things
however, my two hound dogs
Josie and Silly! I think they will be
very nervous with all the noise
from the fireworks. I plan on
keeping them inside the house in
their kennel, but I was wonder-
ing, can I give them a sedative?
Thanks Doc, Jessie in Pt. St.
Lucie.
A: Well first of all Jessie,


where is my invitation? Huh!
Okay, the answer is yes! As long
as your dogs are healthy, and
without any signs of seizures,
and your veterinarian is okay
with dispensing them, then yes,
and I recommend Acepro-
mazine.
Have a happy and safe New
Year. Best wishes, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check
out your answers weekly in The
Pet Corner. Be sure to tune into
The Savvy Vet Show each Thurs-
day at 10:30 a.m. on 93.5 FM The
Big Dawg!


Gator Hammock will be the site of the second annual cook
off, which is an annual fundraiser for the Harry Chapin Food
Bank.


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OPINION


Buddy Taylor's



New Year cook off


Clewiston News
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Serving Eastern Hendry County Since 1923


Thursday, December 29, 2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


be that we thank God for the past
year and thank him for what is on
the horizon.
The words from Philippians
sum it up: "Rejoice in the Lord
always, I will say it again,
Rejoice!" Let your gentleness be
evident to all. The Lord is near. Do
not be anxious about anything,
but in everything with prayer and
petition with thanksgiving present
your request's to God. And the
peace of God which transcends
all understanding will guard your
hearts and your minds in Christ
Jesus (Philippians 4:4-7)".
The Lord that carried us
through the past year and years,
through the difficult moments
and through all that came, will
also be with us in the year and
years to come. That's worth tak-
ing a moment out on a bench-
mark holiday to celebrate no
cards, no gifts, but remembering
the past and looking to the future
and knowing God is at our side.
There's a resolution to make at
New Years being grateful to
God and walking with Him into







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Arrest Report


Crist announces new partnership for child safety


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
reports, are not an indication of
guilt. Anyone wishing to contact
the newspaper following the
final disposition of their case
may do so for publication.

Glades County Sheriff's
Office press releases

On Dec. 16, Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon announced the arrests
of three (3) juveniles. The juve-
niles were initially questioned
after several leads were
obtained by Glades County
Sheriff's investigators. During
the interviews, several confes-
sions were obtained from the
juveniles regarding numerous
crimes that were currently being
investigated as well as others
that were unknown.
Following the interviews,
three arrests were made, which
closed the following four (4)
cases.
Burglary to a residence and
theft within, burglary to a vehi-
cle and grand theft within, bur-
glary to a residence, arson with-
in and felony criminal mischief
within, misdemeanor criminal
mischief.
Juvenile umber one (1) was
charged with Burglary to a resi-
dence theft.
Juvenile number two (2) was
charged with Burglary to a resi-
dence (3 counts), Burglary to a
vehicle, grand theft, Felony mis-
chief, arson to a residence, theft,
misdemeanor criminal mischief.
Juvenile number three (3)
was charged with Burglary to a
residence (2 counts), Burglary
to a vehicle, grand theft, felony
criminal mischief, arson to a res-
idence, misdemeanor criminal
mischief.
Juvenile number two and
three were arrested and trans-
ported to the Lee County Jail for
booking into the Department of
Juvenile Justice Facility. Juvenile
number one was arrested and
released to his parents with a
notice to appear, which requires
the juvenile to appear at a later
date in Glades County Court
before the judge.

On Dec. 22, Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon announced the arrests


of three (3) individuals on drug
related offenses. Sheriff Whid-
don stated that on Dec. 22 at
approximately 0430 hours
Deputies and Detectives execut-
ed a narcotics search warrant at
401 Meadow brook Avenue in
Moore Haven.
The search warrant was
obtained by detective Harris
based on the following viola-
tions: Sell of cocaine, posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to
sell, delivery of cocaine. Once
the warrant was executed,
Anthony Braham (B/M, D.O.B.
Nov. 11, 1977) was arrested and
charged as follows:
Sell of cocaine, Possession of
cocaine with intent to sell, deliv-
ery of cocaine, possession of
cocaine, possession of marijua-
na.
Deputies and detectives then
responded to various other resi-
dences in Glades County and.
were successful in arresting the
following suspects for drug
related violations.
Detective Harris and Detec-
tive Jones arrested Cleveland
Bennett Williams (B/M, D.O.B.
Oct. 8, 1972) of 714 Avenue A in
Moore Haven, he was charged
as follows: Sale of cocaine with-
in 1000 feet of a church, posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to
sell within 1,000 feet of a
church, possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon.
Detective Harris arrested
Dennis T. Brown (B/M/, D.O.B.
July 3, 1961) of 410 Orchard
Avenue in Moore Haven, he was
charged as follows: Sale of
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church, possession of cocaine
with intent to sell within 1,000
feet of a church.
Sheriff Whiddon stated that
one suspect was not located,
however, he has pending crimi-
nal charges for drug related
offenses and will be arrested
when located.
Sheriff Whiddon stated that
these arrests are a result of con-
tinued investigations that occur
in Glades County on a regular.
basis. Sheriff Whiddon further
stated that he would not tolerate
these types of crimes; therefore,
Glades County Sheriff's Office
has a zero tolerant policy with
regards to drug related offenses.


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that Floridians can now utilize a
new tool to help ensure the safe-
ty of their children and neigh-
borhoods. Beginning today,
Floridians and citizens across
America can link to the Family
Watchdog Web site through the
Attorney General's site at
http://MyFloridaLegal.com.
Family Watchdog features a
unique service that provides e-
mail notification when regis-
tered sexual predators move
into a neighborhood. Florida
becomes the first state to join
forces with this child safety
operation.
The new site is part of the
Amber Alert network and can be
accessed directly at http://Fami-
lywatchdog.us.
It provides free general infor-
mation, detailed maps of neigh-
borhoods, tips on keeping chil-
dren safe, and an e-mail
notification when a registered
sex offender moves into a partic-.
ular neighborhood. Additional
addresses can be added to the
notification system for a small
fee. Family watchdog is
endorsed by America's Most
Wanted host John Walsh and
child safety advocate Julie Clark,
who together formed The Safe
Side, a group designed to further
child protection efforts.
"Nothing is more important
than the protection of our chil-
dren," said Crist. "We are
pleased to alert our citizens to
this new tool that can help par-
ents keep track of those who are
prone to destroy lives. Sexual
predators are likely to commit
similar crimes again, so parents
need to know when these indi-
viduals move into the neighbor-
hood."
Family Watchdog can also
serve as a .bridge among the
states in helping citizens know
the locations of these offenders.
While states such as Florida
have a database of registered
sexual predators and offenders,
it is difficult to know when they
move to another state. Sexual
offenders and predators can be
tracked by name, no matter the
state in which they are regis-
tered, and the Family Watchdog


"Family Watchdog is honored to provide our
Internet-based sex offender mapping service to
the state of Florida, and we welcome the oppor-
tunity to partner with Attorney General Crist
and his staff to reduce the number of sexual
assaults committed on Floridians."
Steve Roddel
founder of Family Watchdog


site enables parents to draw
maps of their registered address-
es:
"Like parents everywhere,
we're sick and tired of seeing
case after case of crimes against
children," said Walsh and Clark.
"You can join us in fighting
back."
"Family Watchdog is honored
to provide our Internet-based
sex offender mapping service to
the state of Florida, and we wel-
come the opportunity to partner
with Attorney General Crist and
his staff to reduce the number of
sexual assaults committed on
Floridians," said Steve Roddel,
founder of Family Watchdog.
"We believe strongly that the
best way to combat sexual
assault is through personal
awareness. Identifying known
perpetrators of these crimes
within the community is an
important first step in protecting
those most at risk of sexual
assault."
In the six months since Rod-
del launched Family. Watchdog
in.Westfield, Indiana, the Web
site has grown into America's
number one site for the identifi-
cation and mapping of convict-
ed sexual offenders. The Web
site consistently has more users
than the next three sites com-
bined. Over the last several
weeks the Web site has under-
gone major changes to make it
easier to navigate and offer the
user more information, includ-
ing a national Amber Alert Sys-
tem, child safety tips, and holi-
day shopping safety.
This partnership is another
component of the attorney gen-
eral's commitment to enhanc-
ingchild safety. During 2005 sev-
eral initiatives have been
launched, including a partner-


ship with Net Smartz, an interac-
tive resource for children and
parents. Other initiatives
include:
In May, Crist and Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment Commissioner Guy Tun-
nell, in conjunction with Pitney-
Bowes, announced an
enhanced state Web site that
makes it easier to keep track of
sexual offenders and predators
in Florida.
The establishment of the
attorney general's Cyber Crime
Unit in 2005. This unit targets
child pornography, child preda-
tors and internet-based sexual
exploitation of children, and
produced the arrest of an
accused child pornographer
soon after it was established.
A new publication titled
"Safe Steps" was produced for
the purpose of educating par-
ents on ways to protect their
young children and alert them to


issues involving teenagers. The
publication was produced in
conjunction with the National
Center for Missing and Exploited
Children.
A series of one-hour cours-
es called "Escape School," cov-
ering child safety for both chil-
dren and parents, was presented
at 25 locations around the state.
Links to these child safety ini-
tiatives can be found on the
attorney general's homepage at
http://MyFloridaLegal.com and
by clicking on "Child Safety."
The attorney general also
successfully fought for the con-
stitutionality of the Florida Sexu-
al Predators Act Florida's ver-
sion of "Megan's Law," which is
the act that requires sexual
predators to register once they
are released from prison.
The Florida Supreme Court
agreed with the arguments put
forth by the Attorney General's
Office of the Solicitor General.
The Supreme Court also agreed
with the attorney general's argu-
ment that automatically placing
a convicted offender's name on
a list of offenders is not uncon-
stitutional. In addition, the U.S.
Supreme Court last month
refused to consider a legal chal-
lenge to the Florida law requir-
ing sex offenders to register with
the state so their pictures and
other identifying information
can be posted on the Internet.


Crime Stoppers


Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County needs the help of
the community to help locate a
wanted fugi-
tive as of Dec.
23,2005.
Her name
is Laffetta L.
Gibson, she
is describe as
a Black :.
female,
D.O.B. Jan. .. 1
18, 1989. She
is five feet, Laffetta L.
three inches Gibson
tall and
weighs 140 pounds and has
black hair'and brown eyes. She


has a tattoo on her right shoul-
.der. Her last known address is
N.W. 2nd Street, Belle Glade.
She is wanted for Felony: (1)
Violation of Pioation; leaving
the scene of a crash involving
injury. (2) Failure to comply
with payment of restitution as to
the charges: Leaving the scene
of crash involving injury; driving
while license cancelled, sus-
pended or revoked.
If you should have any infor-
mation or know the where-
abouts of Laffetta L: Gibson,
please call Crime Stopperi at
(800) 458-TIPS (8-77 ; 1 u may
remain anonymous and could
be eligible for a cash reward.


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Letters to Santa-Clewiston


Editor's note: The letters to
Santa have been re-typed exactly
as they were written.


Central Elementary
second grade

Mrs. Alfau's class

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a new
skatebord and a guitar. I think
those are two very good presents.
I also would like some cards and
a movie from you Santa. Also, I
would like a new basketball. Peo-
ple like your elves because they
make toys for everyone.
Sincerely,
Davis Witt

Dear Santa,
I want a bike fr Christmas. I
want a new bike because I have
been very good this year. Iwant a
new because my other bike does-
n't work. Yesterday when I tried
riding it but it didn't work.
Sincerely,
Stefanie Sawyers

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is an
Xbox-360 and Star Wars the video
game. I have been nice all year. I
also listen to my parents, I also lis-
ten to my teacher and my grand-
parents, I listen to my whole fami-
ly. I listen to my baby sister too.
Your friend,
Emry Denson

Dear Santa,
Kal, Vincent, and I have been
excellent! So, all I want for Christ-
mas is a Game Boy, a Bait box,
Hummer, Shell Shocker Land and
Sea, X-Box, Rebowned Super
Bike and Finally dirt Bike.
Sincerely,
Kyle Knaack

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want some
army men, spy kit, skate board
and yu-gi-oh cards. I deserve
these thing's because I help my
mom with my baby brother. My
brother and I play with the army
men. I play spy kit with Demari. I
will skate boarding with my
friends.


Dear Santa,
-All-1 ant for Chri
because I help my m
of my baby sister. I h
clean the rooms. Th
want is a new doll.


Sincerely,
Austin


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Dear Santa,
I want a bike, for Christmas, a
barbie a dish set, a rabbit and a
Barbie kitchen. I wan a new t.v.
and new room. I would like a pool
and a new toy. Also I want clothes
and new shoes, two turtles, a
computer and trumpdine.
Sivia Raya

Dear Santa
How are you? If you feeling fine
that's great.'I've been helping out
a lot and even m mommy said I've
been excellent. She said I am
going to Get a Teen Tech DVD
player a Barbie pet Doctor plush.
Also a pet. I hope you bring me
lots of presents and my mother
too.
Sincerely,
Stannira Bather

Dear Snata,
All I want for Christmas A
power rangers SPD becus I have
ben good in class. And I want a
spy kids.also, I want a Fantastic 4
game. I want a Starburstars Wars
game. Fife I want a Codename
Kids nxt door.
Sincerely,
Ricardo Gomes

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is a
new game an a Xbox but I really
ant is a new remote control car
then, I went some spy gear. An a
new Micro Gamboy. Next, I want
a Rebound Super bike.
Sincerely,
Alex

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas are
games antoy car a goat carand a
gameboy. Also some brandnew
games for it and the Semsions
game as well. Toy sword and a
rocking chair and instruments,
too. MY dad and me would like
drum sticks.
Sincerily,
Macfile

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is a
nw baby girl and some snow. A
teddy bear I want my big brother to
mov out of the house so I can have
my own room. I wish that my
grades will go up. Last is Joy.-
Sincerely,
BrooklynnDanielleGurganious


Dear Santa,
All I want a Xbox 360 a
Station. Next is a game b
Hulk game and a drit bi
pool. .


nd a Play
oy and a
ke and a

Jaquan


1 p1 my LIUm S a,
e last thing I DearSanta,
SFor Christmas I wane Spy gear.
Sincereyl, Do you knowwant Spy gear is ared-
AnaEscobar laser. Christmas some games a
food ball o and the new Basket ball
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Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like a
gameboy, because it is portible,
and for the past two years I have
wanted one. It would be nice to
get it. There is a movie called Her-
bie because it's a good movie.
How do I know because I have
seen it in the theatre in Marco
Island.
Sincerely,
Whitney Thompson


Demari


Sincerely,
!Edwards


Dear Santa,
I want a pack of Gags for Chris-
mas, I would also like a pack of Yu-
gi-oh cards. The last thing want is
an xbox 360. I think I can get this
things because I think I've been
good.
Sincerely,
SKyle Mann


Dear Santa,
Hi, its me Caleb! I been good all
year. First, I would like a new Xbox,
Next, I would a dulley and a trailer.
Then, I would a shell shackek. Last,
I would like a Rebowned Super
bike.
Your friend
Caleb


Miss Butler class

Dear Santa,
I am good ay school I'm an
sleep when you come. And I wish I
have a doll and a 4-wheeler, and I
wish I have go-car, and a bicycle
and a computer, and the Ezbake
and I wish that in aXbox 360 broth-
er.-
MenyChristmas
Tauntra Bank

Dear Santa,
This is my wish list I have been
getting A's and S's. I will want a MY
Little Pony Sunny Daze and Sparkle
Daze, fly wheele and a truck that
goes on walls
love,
FlavieThivierge
Meny Christmas

Dear Santa,
I want one bike and scooter and
My little pony and one computer
and am I like the school I good an
the school and I want one guitar.
Love,
EsmeraldaSierra

Dear Santa,
This year I'm gonna make a
hona roll if I do .1 want a game
called madden Ole and I want a X-
box and a gokart and a dirt bike and
a game called the incretables rise of
the under minzder.
,Love,
AristinGray

Dear Santa,
I would like a ez bake oven and
a ring and my Little pony and a
jump rope and a hole lot of books,
soccer ball, barbie Art kite and
lunch box.
Love,
ChristinaArredondo

Dear Santa,
I would like makeup. I want a
horse. I want a X-Box 360. I want
Drulry. I wold love a 4-wheeler. I
want a gameboy. I would love a
computer. I want a dirt bike.
TristinLowe

Dear Santa,
Go-kart, Xbox 360,4-wheeler.
SJoshua West

Dear Santa,
Pleas want 4 wheeler, X-Box
360, dirt bike.
Victor Rodriguez

Dear Santa,
I won't a X-Box 360 and a Go car
pleas geve me a 4 whheeler please
geve me ax-ray book
Merry Christmas,
TaniyaByrd

Dear Santa,
This year for Chrismas I will like
to have a four wheeler because I
never get something thankyou.
hoehoehoe
Mernyhrismas
RandyPaniagua


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Dear Santa,
EZ Bake oven, puppy pound
dog horse, Dreme life, polly drul-
ry, make up, new gams for my
gamedoy pokemon sticker tattoo
book real, poly furby, moive
makeup kit, to see santa mom
and dad to stay together, I want a
boyfriend.
Merry Christmas
Angelique Moreno

Dear Santa,
I wish I can have a X-Box- 360
an a go -kart and a dirt-bike an a 4-
wheeler an a PS2 an a computer.
Merry Chistmas I luv you,
Luis

Dear Santa,
I wunt a X-Box 360 and a
scooter and a guitar.
NormaGaica

Dear Santa,
I want a go-kart and a bike I
asoe want a xbox 360 and I want
a 5 camppyutr and a My little pony
and ths little houses from Wal-
mart and a rikchy uf you and the
muve uf shork doy and lava gril.
Meny Chrismas
Crystal

Dear Santa,
First I want a? 4-wheeler and a
computer then a horse then a toy
dog then a doll last I want a toy
santa.
NainaRudd

Dear Santa,
I like a X-Box 360 and a bike
and a go-kart. I Ike 4-wheeler and
a dirt bike.
Love,
Naquan Robinson

Dear Santa,
This year I wont a X-Box, gui-
tar, horse, drum, scooter and a 4-
wheeler.
Love,
Alex Martinez

Dear Santa,
I love Santal hop you dog,
Xbox 360, GUITAR, BICYCLE, My
little pony
CamaraSlowley

Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this year. I will have warm
cookies and cold milk waiting for
you. I would like a barbie doll and
a doll house for my barbies. Also I
would lo e a Jeep and a scooter.
Thankyou
Caprice Dawkins

Dear Santa,
I am looking foonual to your
yeik. I will have cokiie and cold
milk.wating for you barbies dill
and boll forming barbies dall so I
would love a Jeep and I scooter.
Thankyou,
Brianna

Dear Santa,
I want a video game. Also I
want a new barbie doll because
my brother brok them. I would
love a new pair of shoes.
Love,
Jenna


Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this year. I will have warm
cookies and cold milk waiting for
you. I wold like a blue bike and
clothes I lost my last bike during the
hurricane and I really miss it a lot. I
used to ride my bike to school until
the hurricane took it. Would love a
puppy too.
Thankyou,
AmandaAguilera

Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this year. I will have warm
cookies and cold milk waiting for
you. I would like a motorcycle that
goes very fast. All so I would like a
Miami Dolphins Jersey # 99. that
would be the best present ever.
Love,
Samuel Rivera

Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this year. I will have warm
cookies and cold milk waiting for
you.
I would like a puppy. I would
prefer it to be brown with a black
nose.
Thank you very much for listen-


ing.


I am looking forw
visit this year I will have'
ies and cold milk waitii
would like a bratz dol
mas. They are really fun t
scooter would also be
this year. A game boy g
also be great.

Je


Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this year I will have warm cook-
ies and cold milk waiting for you. I
like a new gameboy advance SP. I
like a xbox 360. that would be the
best present ever.
Thankyou Santa,
Zachary Counts
Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this years, I will have warm
cookies and cold milk waiting for
you. I would like a gameboy and a
new bike. Someone stole my bike
this year and I would really like a
new one,
Thankyou,
JoseVanegas

Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to our visit
this year. I will have warm cookies
and cold milkwaiting for you.
Taalk also a Care Bear that can
rend that it for this year.
Thankyou, Keyla Negrete
And a care bear mask and a cos-
tume.
Love,
DeaeySantala
Dear Santa,


I am looking forward to your
visit this year. I will have warm
DearSanta: cookies and cold milk for you. I
wold like an 10 boxes uv rase cars,
ard to your a gameboy. I wot a tranat go around.
warm cook- I like a red bike.
ng for you. I
Is for Chris- Dear Santa,
o lay with. A I am looking forward to your
a great gift visit this year. I will have warm
ame would cookies and cold milk for you. X-
Box and go car.
Thankyou, Love,
assicaRiquiz MishaelWickel


Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this year Iwill have warm cook-
ies and cold milk waiting for you. I
want a mini motorcycle that goes
60 mph, in a game a 2006 in 2007.
on game cube.
Love,
MichaelLee

Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this year I will have warm cook-
ies and cold milk waiting for you. I
would love a barbie doll and a play
station 2. these would really make
this Christmas the best.
Thankyou.
Love,
GuadalupeTrevino

Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this year I will have warm cook-
ies and coldmnilk waiting for you. I
would like a shinny Christmas tree
it would glow in the dark and a
trampling and 5,000.
Love
Ankil

Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this year I will have warm cook-
ies and cold milk waiting for you. I
would like an electric scooter. Also I
would love a remote control car
that could go in mud and water and
snow. And I also a light sayber and
play station 2 and a trampouling,
and anewbike and axbox 360.
Love,
DeriarBaltazar


Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this year. I will have warm
cookies and cold milk waiting for
Syou. XBOX 360, 4-wheeler, the toys
of Bugs Life and Books.
DarianGonzalez

Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this year. I will have warm
cooke and cold milk waiting for
you. I would like a play station and
ax-box 360. even though I have not
been the best this year. I will prom-
ise to be better next year. I would
like you to try you best with these
gifts.
Thankyou,
YobaniMaldonado

Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your
visit this year. I will have warm
cookies and cold milk waiting for
you. I would eallylike a pitbull dog
for Christmas so if you could do this
that would be great.
Thankyou,
Diego Fliponi

Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to your.
visit this year. I will have warm
cookies and cold milk waiting for
you. I want a easy baker oven that
would be the best present ever I
would also like a portable comput-
er maybe a leap pad if you could
make it.
Thankyou,
Antharisha


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Florida settlers learned about baking powder


Edited by MaryAnn Morris
Editor's note: What does the
history of baking powder have to
do with Florida history? It's the
Christmas season: Cookie time!
What was baking like during the
pioneer days in Florida? During the
Depression, in the 1930s the feder-
al government sponsored work to
create jobs. The Federal Writer's
Project was one of those works.
Within the Federal Writer's Project
is an account of very early life in
south Florida taken by Bertha A.
Comstock on Dec. 16, 1938 from
Mary Brennan Burrell who, togeth-
er with her husband John, settled
around 1887 in what was to
become Immokalee. The account
here was taken from the original
story in the Federal Writer's Project.
The story begins: Mary's family
came to South Carolina from Eng-
land and then to Madison County in
North Florida before the Civil War.
She was 78 years old when her
story was written in 1938, so she
would have been born in 1850. Her
story itself is now 67 years old.
Mary's husband John bought
land 24 miles from Fort Myers, on
the edge of the Big Cypress, built a
house and moved the family there.
It was then, in 1887 that Mary first
had baking-powder. Until then, all
"rising" breads were made with
sour milk, preferably heavy butter-
milk and soda. Heavy buttermilk is
that which had stood after being
churned until it was thick. This was


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considered the best for baking. Milk
that was merely "sour" did not give
as good results. Clabbered milk
could be used, but the best cooks
always preferred heavy buttermilk.
But the new baking powder creat-
ed a furor for "new baking"
among the pioneer women of the
Deep South.
This new product came in a
:package done up in stout outer
wrapping inside were packs of
two kinds of powder, one three
times as large as the other. One was
soda, the other cream of tartar. The
directions were to use one tea-
spoonful of cream of tartar with
two teaspoonfuls of soda. They had
to be mixed well and were put into
the batter after everything else was
mixed; the oven must be ready and
the pan greased to receive the bat-
ter. Then the new baking powder
was stirred in quickly and thor-
oughly, the batter turned into the
pan and put in the oven.
It took a long time to get used to
baking powder, and most "crack-


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Advertisements for "Spoon in the Can" baking powder man-
ufactured by the Yarnell Brothers from the 1880s or 1890s are
amusing by today's standards and show just how long ago it


was.
er" women liked the old way of
soda and heavy buttermilk the best.
Now, a large percentage of "Crack-
ers" use ready-to-mix four, rather
than worry with a recipe that calls
foryeast or baking powder.
"Most old timers from Georgia
and the backwoods bought the
ready-to-mix flour for both biscuit
and pancakes," Mary said.
"Southern recipes are all found-
ed on old style breads, always
served hot, and self-rising baking


seem to be lighter than where you
have to mix your baking powder
yourself. As most buttermilk nowa-
days (the 1930s) is not churned, but
made with tablets bought at the
drugstore," shewrote.
"We just use self-rising and
ready-mix as a sure means to have
good bakings" said another South-
ern woman.
Remember, this was all in a fire-
place or on a wood-burning stove
-with no thermostat!


Unemployment rates continue to improve


The Lake Okeechobee area is
enjoying reduced unemployment.
Hendry County's unemploy-
ment rate in November was 7.2
percent. This is an improvement
over the October rate of 8.2 per-
cent. In November 2004, the
county's unemployment rate was
8.1 percent. According to the state
of Florida report, Hendry County
has a workforce of 17,850 per-
sons.
Florida's strong job growth
continues as the state added
255,100 jobs over the year in
November, growing at 3.4 per-
cent, more than twice the national
rate. The national rate of growth
was 1.5 percent for the same peri-
od. Based on the latest available
data, Florida leads the nation in
the number of new.jobs created
and has the lowest unemploy-


ment rate of the 10 most populous
states.
The state's seasonally adjusted
November 2005 unemployment
rate was 3.6 percent, relatively
unchanged from the revised rate
of 3.5 percent in October and
down by 1.1 percentage points
from 4.7 percent year ago.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for Novem-
ber 2005 of 3.6 percent was 1.4
percentage points lower than the
national rate of 5.0 percent and
relatively unchanged from the pre-
vious month.
Florida continues to see the
rate of job growth exceed other
comparable states. Based on data
from October 2005, the latest
month for which comparable data
are available from other states,
Florida led all states in the number


of new jobs created and had the
fastest rate of annual job growth
among the 10 most populous
states.
Solid growth continued in
Manufacturing, which gained
5,500 jobs (+1.4 percent) over the
year. Durable goods manufactur-
ing gained 4,900 jobs, mainly in
transportation equipment manu-
facturing (+3,300 jobs, +7.9 per-
cent). Durable Goods employ-
ment, which makes up about
two-thirds of the manufacturing
industry, has seen gains for the
past year and a half.
The Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-
Miami Beach MSA led the state in
employment growth (+59,300
jobs, +2.5 percent), followed by
the Orlando and Tampa-St. Peters-
burg-Clearwater MSAs with over-
the-year job growth in November


2005 of +41,000 jobs and
+31,400 jobs, respectively.
Okeechobee County's unem-
ployment rate in November was
4.7 percent. In October, the rate
was 5.2 percent. In November
2004, the county's unemployment
rate was 6.5 percent. The county
has aworkforce of 16,027.
Palm Beach County's unem-
ployment rate in November was
3.8 percent, the same as the rate in
October. In November 2004, the
county had 4.9 percent unemploy-
ment. The county has a workforce
of 622,445 persons.
Glades County's unemploy-
ment rate in November was 3.9
percent. In October, the county
had 4.5 percent unemployment.
In November 2004, the rate was.
4.7 percent. Glades County has a
wbrkforce of 5,094 persons.


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This program, established by
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bachelor's degrees to transfer into
K-12 teaching careers. Candidates
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Labrador Retrievers will be
booked into the Palm Beach Coun-
ty stockade and spend the next
14 months behind bars. These two
pups haven't done anything wrong
- at least nothing that would land
them in jail but they are prepar-
ing for a lifetime commitment.
They are the first puppies that
will be raised by Palm Beach Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office inmates to
become assistance dogs for the dis-
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"The program is positive from
all angles," said Public Defender
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ability and in the meantime the
inmates benefit by learning the
skills and trust that go along with
preparing the puppies for a life of
service."
Initially, inmate trainers will be
selected from the women's section
of the Drug Farm a program
designed to help women deal with
substance abuse issues during their
incarceration. The puppies will live
in the Drug Farm dorm where two
inmates will work with each puppy
on a daily basis teaching basic com-


mands and helping with socializa-
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up, the puppies will go to CCI for
more advanced training prior to
graduating into service.
Similar programs have been
successful in jails and prisons
throughout the nation but this is a
first for South Florida.
"We fully expect to see this pro-
gram grow," said Sheriff Ric Brad-
shaw. "The more puppies we can
train here, the more lives we can
impact-- both inmates and those
in need of service dogs."
The puppies are provided by
CCI and the training for the inmates
following CCI's guidelines, is pro-
vided by Animals 101, Inc., a local
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Review

Continued From Page 1
tion by the Hendry County Com-
mission,
City officials established a
Community Redevelopment
Agency (CRA). Proposed redevel-
opment areas include about 40
percent of the property in the city
limits.

February
A former Clewiston resident
was sentenced to 20 years in
prison on charges of child
pornography.
The Hendry County School
Board honored outstanding sup-
port staff members.
An audit of school system
finances found some discrepan-
cies.
The Youth Task
Force/Hendry Department of
Juvenile Justice planned a leader-
ship development camp for youth
in Hendry and Glades Counties.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee reminded
parents that they should monitor
their children's activities to keep
them safe and out of trouble.
At an undisclosed location,
Clewiston City Police destroyed
marijuana and drugs that had
been confiscated during investi-
gations when the items were no
longer needed asevidence.
Gloria Williams was named
Golden Apple Teacher of the Year
for the school district.
The Clewiston Relay for Life
event was held Feb. 18-19 at the
Hendry County Fairgrounds, to
benefit the American Cancer Soci-
ety.
Kristin Lopez, a teacher at
Clewiston High School, trained to
participate in the St. Anthony's
Triathlon in St. Petersburg, as a
member of the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society's team.
Modifications were pro-
posed to Hendry County's impact
fee plans.
After receiving notice from
U.S. Sugar Corporation, that the
company could no longer supply
water to the City of Clewiston
after August 2007, city officials


Homes

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Clewiston and the surrounding
areas.
The nationally known devel-
oper has already unveiled plans
to build 80 town homes on a
7.75-acre parcel behind the for-
mer K-Mart store, a project
announced in November that
joined a wave of additional resi-
dential and commercial devel-
opment plans, all set to begin
within the next year.
Successful development of
single-family housing in the pro-
posed parcel south of the fair-
grounds would demonstrate the
progression of the types of
homes being built in Clewiston,
and would arguably reflect the
growing percentage of Ameri-
cans who own homes.
According to a report to the
Clewiston City Commission,.
Lennar Homes has outlined a


Director

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"The role of the library has
evolved in the last several years


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Clewiston High School bid
farewell to the Class of
2005.


made plans to dig wells for a
reverse osmosis water treatment
plant.
New housing developments
were planned for. the Clewiston
area.
Clewiston Rotarians cele-
:brated the organization's 100th
anniversary.

March
Hendry County deputies
raided a "chop shop" in Montura.
A Clewiston teenager died in
a tragic fall from a horse.
U.S. Sugar Corporation set-
tled terms with the workers'
union.
A pit bull dog was impound-
ed after it bit a utility worker.
U.S. Sugar filed a public
records lawsuit to obtain records
from Hendry Regional Medical
Center.
The Miss Hendry County
pageant celebrated its 50th
anniversary.
Clewiston City Commission-
ers voted to require Slab surveys
on new construction.
A private auditing company
delivered their final report on
Hendry Regional Medical Center
and found no fraud.
The real estate boom led to
soaring home prices in Clewiston,
putting home ownership out "of
reach for some local families.
The Hendry County Fair and
Livestock- show was a big suc-
cess.
A Clewiston man was arrest-
ed on charges of tax fraud.
Community members gath-
ered on the shore of Lake Okee-
chobee for Easter Sunrise servic-
es.

April
Hendry County observed
Child Abuse Prevention Month
with a children's fair to promote

the health and welfare of area
children.
The Sugar Festival celebrat-
ed the rich heritage of the Clewis-
ton area.
Due to high water levels in
Lake Okeechobee, the navigation
lock at Clewiston was closed.


plan to build 76 single-family
houses in a private subdivision
on the Franscisco Street proper-
ty. The report indicated that the
property is or has been owned
by United States Sugar Corpora-
tion, and encompasses more
than 26 acres of undeveloped
land in a very accessible resi-
dential location.
According to the report, each
of the lots within the proposed
subdivision is to be a minimum
of 10,000 square feet.
A name for the proposed
subdivision was not announced,
but the development will be,
similar to the town house devel-
opment to be constructed on
Berner Road. The development,
slated to be named, "S\weel
Lake Villas", will be comprised
of mixed one- and two-story
town homes, with varying num-
bers of rooms per unit. Tile roofs
and hurricane shutters are also
part of the design plans.
In addition, the complex will


- instead of being just the place
to go for books, it has also
become a major tool in commu-
nity outreach, especially as a
way to promote reading among
the youth in the community,"


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Alexis Rodriguez and Monica Herrera won the Miss Florida
Latina crowns and went on to compete at the international
level.


Local beauties vied for the
title of Miss Sugar. Megan Hough
won the title.
Faith in Action, a faith-based
organization of volunteers, started
a Clewiston branch.
The Sweet Taste of Sugar
Contest left judges with some dif-
ficult decisions.
Hendry County Commis-
sioners debated proposed new
contracts for some county offi-
cials.
High school students
learned about health care profes-
sions by "shadowing" a nurse.
Fry Hardware, which had
been in business since 1951,
announced plans to close its
Clewiston store.
Clewiston's Christina Mur-
phy competed in UPN's Top
Model television show.
April 10-16 was designated
as National County Government
Week.
Miss Latina of the Glades
winner Yadira Lorenzo, citing per-
sonal issues, turned over the
crown to first runner-up Alexis
Rodriguez.

May
County officials and resi-
dents continued to discuss pro-
posed impact fees.
National Nurses Week was
celebrated.
Clewiston High School stu-
dents put together "The Collabo-
ration," with articles, essays and
poems written by students.
The city honored Curtis Pel-
ham Sr., who retired after 32 years
service to the Clewiston Volunteer
Fire Department. '
Cyclists on the Gear Up Flori-
da bicycle trek stopped in Clewis-
ton.-
Eastside Elementary School
honored top accelerated readers.
The Brown Sugar Festival
was marred by a shooting death.
The Brown Sugar Festival
provided scholarships for local


include a clubhouse, pool, and
cabana patio area. The pro-
posed homeowners' association
would be in charge of maintain-
ing the complex, including the
inner road servicing the units,
and landscaping designed as
buffers from nearby commercial
centers.
Lennar Homes would be
responsible for more than
$600,000 in impact fees to the
city and county, which would be.
used according to the city and
county 'inter-local agreement.
The developer could have sub-
mitted plans for the villas before
the deadline for impact fees, but
chose not to rush the project.
As for the proposed Francis-
co Subdivision, the Clewiston
City Commission voted unani-
mously to adopt the ordinance
providing for the land use
change, with the recommenda-
tion to the City Planning and
Zoning Board who met on Dec.
12 to discuss the zone change.


said Oeffner. "I am impressed by
the various programs being used
already by the Clewiston library,
and I intend to make sure those
programs keep accomplishing
these goals," she said.


students.
4-Hers participated in the
annual speech contest.
Clewiston officials and resi-
dents honored veterans on
Memorial Day.

June
Hurricane season began
June 1, and local residents pre-
pared by stocking up on hurri-
cane supplies.
The Clewiston Museum and
Chamber of Commerce moved
into the Central Avenue building
that was the original home of the
Clewiston News.
Maylin Garcia received the
Marti Scholarship.
Clewiston Middle School stu-
dent Kendra Hamilton was cho-
sen to participate in the Junior
National Young Leaders Confer-
ence in Washington, D.C.
Monica Herrera and Alexis
Rodriguez were named Miss Flori-
da Latina and. Miss Teen Latina
2005 at the state competition in
West Palm Beach.
Matthew Parantha received
the Philip Thomas Service Above
Self Award, a scholarship funded
by Rotary and donors from the
community.
Clewiston Animal Control
sponsored the "Just for Mutts"
animal show.
Roland and MaryAnn Mar-
tin's Marina and Resort presented
its Third Annual Great American
Raft Race.
The Hendry County Health
Department hosted a health fair.
Red Cross offered a safety-
first class.
Clewiston Rotary installed
hew officers
The C't Commission enact-
ed an ordinance to prohibit the
use of Jakee brakes" in the city
limits.
The city's summer recre-
ation camp provided fun for local
children.


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dreds of people to come to each of
the distribution points, and I just
hope everyone will be able to be
helped," said Sheriff Lee, who
manned a forklift to assist with the
unloading of the Marine trucks.
Among the Marines delivering
Toys for Tots in Clewiston was
Lance Corporal Andrew Delgado, a
native of Miami, who said the
Marines and other armed forces
are working every day to collect
and deliver millions of toys for tots
during thisholiday season.
"We're used to much different
circumstances, mostly in combat,"
said Delgado, whose unit is made
mostly of Marine reserves who live
and work in Florida. "I just got back
from Iraq a month ago, and we've
been very busy giving out toys in
the Central Florida region," he said.
"After this it's back to work -
we'll be deployed again before the
end of January," he said.
Sheriff Lee believed the Toys for
Tots delivery would have a positive
effect on the community.
"This area will benefit from any
kind of help that comes its way,
and I do believe this is a good way
to help the community," said Sher-
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Lake area

varsity sports

schedules:

Editor's note: The fall high school
sports season is upon us. To have
your school's schedule published,
e-mail them to
myoung@newszap.com. To help us
provide lake-area coverage, request
a sports information sheet or please
send game stats to
myoung@newszap.com.


WINTER SPORTS
SCHEDULES

Clewiston High
School
Girls Basketball:
Jan. 11: Immokalee, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 12: Estero, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 19: Cypress Lake, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 20: Okeechobee, Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 23: Immokalee, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Boys Basketball:
Jan. 5: Glades Central, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 7: Glades Day, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: Dunbar, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 13: Estero, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 20: Cypress Lake, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 21: Immokalee, Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24: Riverdale, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: Pahokee, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Feb. 4: Glades Day, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Wrestling:
Jan. 7: Hosts Hendry County Invita-
tional
Jan. 11: At Glades Central
Jan. 13: At Suwannee duals
Jan. 14: Billy Saylor Invitational at
Suwannee
Jan. 21: Marauder duals at Clear-
water Central
Jan. 28: Grinder Invitational at
Lemon Bay
Feb. 10-11: Regionals
Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lakeland
Girls Soccer:
TBA: LaBelle Tournament
Jan. 6: LaBelle, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: Sebring, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 13: Immokalee, Away, 5 p.m.
Jan. 14: Gateway Charter, Home,
11 a.m.


Glades Day School
Boys Basketball:
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian, Home, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 6: Cardinal Newman, Home,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 7: Clewiston, Home, 6p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy, Home, 7
p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian, Home, 8:
p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edward's, Home, 6 p.m.
Jan. 17: Benjamin, Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian, Away, 8
p.m.
Jan. 20: American Heritage (Del-
ray), Home, 7.p.m.
Jan. 24: King's Academy, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 27: Community Christian,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
S Jan. 28: St. Edward's, Away, 2 p.m.
Feb. 1: Inlet Grove, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 3: Royal Palm Beach, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Clewiston, Away, 7:45 p.m.
Girls Basketball:
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian, Home, 6
p.m.
Jan. 7: Ft. Pierce Central, Home,
2:30 p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian, Home,
6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2 p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy, Home, 7
p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian, Away,
6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home, 4:30
p.m.
Jan. 24: Cardinal Newman, Home,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: American Heritage (Planta-
tion), Away, 5:30 p.m.


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Thursday, December 29, 2005


Quail decline linked to


changing

GAINESVILLE Its quail-.
hunting season, but where are the
birds? Loss of habitat for the
northern bobwhite quail the
nation's most popular game bird
is blamed for its sharp decline
in the Southeast, according to a
University of Florida wildlife con-
servationist, who says improved
land management practices will
help restore the species.
More intensive forestry and
agricultural practices, urban
sprawl, and other types of devel-
opment are important factors in
their decline, causing bobwhite
quail populations to drop by two-
thirds since 1980, said Bill Giu-
liano, an assistant professor with
:UF's Institute of food and agricul-
tural sciences. Florida hunters
once harvested more than two
:million quail each year, but they
now take fewer than 250,000.
Several non-game birds -
such as burrowing owls, crested
caracaras, eastern meadowlarks
and sparrows that share habi-
tats with bobwhites are also expe-
riencing long-term and large-
scale declines.
In much of the Southeast, bob-
white numbers are only a small
fraction of what they were only 25
years ago, he said. Continued loss
and alteration of habitat through
:changing land management prac-
tices and development threaten
the future of quail in Florida and
the region. Similar problems are
affecting quail populations in
other areas of the nation where
the birds live in a wide variety of
habitats.
Giuliano said the length of the
hunting season November
through March does not
appear to be a major factor in
their decline. However, consider-
ing these habitat problems, there
may be a need for some new sci-
entifically based regulations to
manage the harvest.
"To bring the bird's population
back to 1980 levels in the South-
east, some 81. million acres of
habitat need to be restored, and
we are working with several pub-
lic and private agencies to encour-
age that, primarily on private
lands," Giuliano said.


land-use practices


Plans for restoring habitat are
being developed by UF
researchers in cooperation with
scientists at the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion, the U.S. Geological Survey
and the Tall Timbers Research
Station in Tallahassee.
To educate landowners, man-
agers, hunters and quail enthusi-
asts on the ecology and manage-
ment of bobwhite, the UF
extension service and the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Service recently held a quail man-
agement short course in Arcadia,
Fla. Giuliano, who coordinated
the course, said similar programs
will be presented annually.
Carlos Alfonso, a UF trustee
and outdoorsman from Tampa
who attended the short course in
Arcadia, said quail hunting is a
valuable tradition that deserves to
be protected. "There has been a
dramatic decline in quail popula-
tions, and we welcome efforts by
UF and other public and private
agencies to restore this ecosystem
in Florida and the Southeast," he
said.
Giuliano said quail biologists
generally agree that nesting and
ground-plant covers needed for
brood rearing are important fac-
tors across most of the species
range in Florida and the South-
east.
"While the birds still thrive on
large, intensively managed quail
plantations in North Florida, their
numbers have declined in South
Florida where changing land-use
patterns have altered their pre-
ferred habitat," Giuliano said. "In
fact, the landscape has changed
so much that extensive tracts of
land have become completely
unproductive for quail."
He said vast acreages have
been cleared for citrus groves and
improved pastures. Concerns
from urban residents about
smoke often prevent land man-
agers from using controlled burns
to control excessive plant growth
that may be undesirable for quail.
For example, palmetto is benefi-
cial for quail when it covers small
areas of pastureland, but it
becomes detrimental when the


coverage is extensive.
Jim Selph, UF DeSoto County
Extension Director in Arcadia,
said many agricultural practices,
including livestock grazing, are
often blamed for the loss and
degradation of habitat for quail
and other wildlife.
However, in many rangeland
systems, grazing can actually be
an effective management tool to
create and maintain a good habi-
tat for quail, he said.
SThe ideal quail habitat often
referred to as a "crazy quilt" of
plants scattered about the land-
scape includes small patches
of bunchgrasses for nesting cover,
weeds for foraging and other
shrubs such as palmetto for
escape cover, he said.
Selph, a livestock expert, said
moderate grazing, which usually
results in more open and diverse
rangeland, produces the best
habitat for quail.
Heavy grazing, particularly
when shrubs and other non-for-
age plants are being controlled,
may lead to a "golf-course effect,"
providing little forage for cattle
and no food or cover for quail.
"Unfortunately, there is no
magic stocking rate or number of
animals that will always provide
moderate grazing intensity and
maintain the crazy-quilt that quail
need," Selph said.
Giuliano said habitat restora-
tion and possibly predator man-
agement practices can boost
quail populations. Predators,
which kill many quail each year in
Florida, include armadillos, bob-
cats, hawks, owls, raccoons and
snakes.
Supplemental feeding, anoth-
er form of predator management,
can help protect the birds by
reducing the time they spend
away from their nests searching
for food.
"Controlling imported fire
ants, which are one of the leading
causes of low quail numbers
throughout the Southeast, will
also help quail populations
rebound," Giuliano said. "In fact,
controlling fire ants in heavily
infested areas could double quail
populations."


Sports in brief


Clewiston Tiger
car wash


CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Tiger wrestling team will be hold-
ing a fundraising car wash Dec. 31
in the McDonald's parking lot
beginning at 8 a.m. The team is
setting no fixed price for the serv-
ice and is asking merely for dona-
tions to help the squad host their
Jan. 7 Hendry Count' Invitational
tournament, as well help cover
expenses for the upcoming dis-
trict, regional, and state tourna-
ments .

Volunteers wanted
CLEWISTON Wanted:
New and improved Clewiston
Cougars board members for the
2006-year. If you think you have
what it takes to help make the
Clewiston Cougar organization
a great success, please come out
and vote for new board mem-
bers. The Clewiston Cougars
need the help of the community
to elect a board that would be
beneficial to our children. Our
children are very important and
special, so please come out and
support the cougars.

Youth basketball
league
BIG CYPRESS The Big
Cypress recreation youth basket-
ball league is currently holding reg-
istrations. The season kicked off,
Dec. 3 and is open to all boys and
girls beginning at age five and end-
ing at age 16. Games will be played
in the Clewiston High School and
Middle School gyms. There is a $25


registration fee and uniforms will
be provided. For more informa-
tion, call coach Eddie Redd at
(863) 228-0656 or (863) 983-9659.
Big Cypress Seminole Tribe Recre-
ation is the sponsor.

Cheer and
Dance sign-ups
LABELLE If you are interest-
ed in competitive cheerleading or
competitive dance, Southwest Uni-
verse All-Stars would like to wel-
come you to come and sign-up. We
are located on Jaycee/Lyons Blvd.
in LaBelle. We hahe team spots
open from ages three and up.
There are a few spots left on our 6th
grade and under team. We encour-
age any child \with a good attitude
and determination to come on over
and check us out. If you have any
questions you can contact Tammy
nWatkns at (863 167.3-1197.

Baseball and softball
registrations soon
CLEWISTON Clewiston


Youth Baseball and Softball will be
holding registration for the upcom-
ing season at Clewiston Middle
School cafeteria, Thursday, Jan. 12.
Sign ups on Thursday nights will be
from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday sign
ups will be from 10 a.m.-l p.m.
Bring a copy of your child's birth
certificate. Cost of registration is $55
per child (second child s $50 regis-
tration). Registration after these
dates will result in a late registration
fee.

Coast Guard makes
house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you
know the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary makes house calls? They will
come to your home to discuss
the required safety equipment
needed on your boat. This serv-
ice is free. You will receive a cor-
dial, informative and confidential
boat inspection. A vessel safety
check decal will be placed on
boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call 467-3085 to arrange a
boat check.


Submitted to INI/AP/Thomas Wright/University of Florida/IFAS
Loss of habitat in Florida and the Southeast has caused bob-
white quail populations to drop by.two-thirds since 1980.
Northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) is a small,
chunky, short-tailed, round-winged, ground-dwelling bird
that is about eight inches tall.


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Grapplers return from busy season


By Mark Young

The Tiger grapplers are look-
ing forward to hosting their
annual invitational on Jan. 7, as
everyone puts the holiday sea-
son behind them and returns to
the rigors of high school athlet-
ics.


INI/MaryAnn Morrl


Bird watching
This Florida Red Shouldered Hawk paid a visit to
clothesline pole near a house up on the Kissimmee Prairi
Thursday, Dec. 7.


City to wait on


Before taking off for the holi-
days, the Tigers traveled to the
Southside duals on the weekend
of Dec. 16-17 to face off against
Venice, Ft. Pierce, Dunedin, Tar;
'pon Springs and many more
schools in a furious head-to-
head competition, which saw
many of the Tigers wrestling in
Sas many as 10 head-to-head
matches.
After the smoke cleared, the
STigers found themselves emerg-
is ing from the duals with a 6-4
overall dual record, a feat that is
significant for not only pulling
a off six wins under extreme
duress, but in a two-day period,
e picked up five more victories
than the squad had all last year
in dual competition.
The Tigers fell to Venice,
Dunedin, and Ft. Pierce, all qual-
ity programs, and suffered a nar-
row 31-30 loss to Osceola. But
IT the Tigers picked up a forfeitvic-


tory over Tarpon Springs, beat
Bishop McGuiness in a 40-39
thriller, dispatched Boca Ciega
48-33, won a tight one against
Gibbs 31-30, defeated St. Pete
36-34, and knocked off Berkley
Prep 36-30.
Clewiston returned home
with not only a half dozen victo-
ries, but some noteworthy per-
formances. Byron Holmes,
wrestling at the 112-pound
weight class was undefeated
with a record of 6-0. Brandon
Caulkins (119 pounds) was solid
with a record of 6-4. Jared
Bacallao (125 pounds) wrestled
well with a record of 7-3.
Arsenio Ramirez (130/135)
also wrestled well by going 7-3,
while impressing his coaching
staff. "Arsenio wrestled very well
and kept very clos matches with
kids ranked in the state," said
Tiger head coach Jess Alford.
Joey Cordova (135 pounds)
maintained a record of 1-3 and
will look to improve on his
home mat on Jan. 7. James
Armstrong (140) will look to do
the same after stringing together
a 3-5 record.
Kris Smith, (145 pounds)
rolled through much of the com-
petition with a 9-1 record losing
only to a returning 2A state plac-


er and taking home a second
place medal. "Kris wrestled bet-
ter this weekend than he has all
season," said coach Alford.
Charles Williams (152) weht
2-8 while Alton Edmonds, at 160
pounds, performed well with an
8-2 effort and is looking to make
a strong run this year. "Alton is
showing much improvement,
with his only two losses coming
to ranked 2A athletes," said
coach Alford.
Jamar Boykin had a solid
weekend of competition, adding
a 4-6 performance to the overall
squad.effort in the 189-pound
division. Adam Tervino also had
a great tournament, with a 7-3
record for the tournament.


Coach Alford said this was his
first tournament and Tervino tal-
lied five pins in first outing. Troy
Korna rounded out the Tiger
roster for the tourney and held a
2-8 record in the 275-pound divi-
sion.
"Very tough competition this
weekend, and a very hard week-
end to break in the new football
players wrestling 10 matches,"
said coach Alford. "Highlights of
the weekend were Kris Smith
wrestling 2A placer from
Dunedin, Alton Edmond
wrestling the best weekend of
his life, Arsenio Ramirez brawl-
ing his way to a 7-3 weekend,
and newcomer Adam Trevino's
7-3 weekend."


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lG d R i n's Future


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE The city of Paho-
kee has decided to wait on a plan
and proposal from Glades Prepara-
tory School for the long-term lease
of the city-owned building at 360 E.
Main St.
The decision comes at a point
when another organization, First
Step Child Care and Development
Center, Inc., looks at leasing one of
the buildings at the site.
Earlier this year, Glades Prepara-
tory asked the commission to con-
sider leasing the buildings at 360 E.
Main to them. According to offi-
cials, the school, now located in
another location in Pahokee, is
expanding their operations and
need additional space to accom-
modate the growth.
Despite preliminary talks with
them, the conversation had since
subsided.
According to City Manager Lillie
Latimore, Glades Preparatory was
to have presented a plan to the
commissioners months ago,
"However, proposal and plans
were not submitted for considera-
tion following 'the city cbmmis-
sion's agreement to consider their
initial interest."
First Step Child Care recently
expressed an interest in leasing one
of the buildings at the site, request-
ing the city provide the organization
space for a dollar a year for the first
three years in lieu of renovation
costs. The agreement would stipu-

Chief requests


late an increase in rent following
that time period.
Commissioners though, were
unsure whether Glades Preparato-
ry could still make full use of the site
with one of the buildings being
leased out to another organization.
Though the two companies share
common elements, the city com-
missioners decided to honor their
initial pledge to Glades Preparatory
to wait until that organization pres-
ents a proper plan before the city
officials.
In light of the child-care center
approaching the city, Glades
Preparatory has since met with city
officials to assure them that plans
are moving along. Last week, sever-
al of the commissioners said after
meeting with Glades Preparatory
administrators that the hold up had
been due to the fact that the school
had not been able to secure an
architect and engineer to work on
the project following the hurricane.
The commission made the rec-
ommendation to give Glades
Preparatory another 90 days in
which to produce plans for their
use of the acilir. an idea the city
manager gave commissioners in an
effort to "keep the project from
stalemating as many of our projects
have."
The commissioners agreed to
give Glades Preparatory the addi-
tional time.
S"I would communicate that we
have another interested party,"
Mayor J.P Sasser added.

certification


of optical scan voting system


Dr. Arthur Anderson, supervisor
of elections, has requested that the
manufacturer of the electronic vot-
ing system currently utilized in
Palm Beach County submit its opti-
cal scan voting system for certifica-
tion in the state of Florida. Sequoia
voting systems' vice president, Phil
Foster, has informed the supervisor
that the company will do so in Jan-.
uary2006.
Previously, the supervisor
encouraged company officials to
submit for certification printers that
produce a verifiable paper audit
trail. The VVPAT attaches to the
existing county voting equipment.
The supervisor has also made
efforts to encourage the secretary
of state and governor to take the
appropriate administrative and leg-
islative initiatives to provide for a
timely certification process, and
acceptance of results attained by
utilization of the VVPAT as official


and final.
State certification procedures
\vere recently aborted and the corm-
pany \illI also resume this process
in January 2006. The state of Neva-
da conducted a successful
statewide election utilizing the
VVPATsystem during the 2005 elec-
tion cycle.
The supervisor emphasizes that
his effort to have Sequoia certify its
optical scan system for use in Flori-
da should not be interpreted as a
commitment on his part to change
systems. His purpose is to keep all
opinions on the table for considera-
tion as he awaits the findings and
recommendations of his election
technology advisory committee,
scheduled for February 2006. His
ultimate objective, is to determine
which voting system will best
assure that every vote cast in Palm
Beach County will count as intend-
ed.


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An open invitation to partici- The forums/focus groups are
pate in planning the Glades being sponsored by the Palm
Region's Future Economic Beach County Economic Devel-
Development. Special opment Office and the Glades
forums/focus groups to solicit Economic Alliance, a volunteer
thoughts, ideas and opinions special task force of the Belle
from the public about ways to Glade and Pahokee Chambers
improve the existing economy of Commerce and the Business
and stimulate future economic Development Board.
development in the Glades To ensure that each person
region will be held Tuesday, Jan. attending, has the maximum
17 and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the opportunity to share ideas, each
conference room of Workforce forum/focus group will be limit-
Alliance, Inc., 1085 S. Main St., ed to approximately 25 people.


Belle Glade. Sessions each day
will be held at 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m.
and 6 p.m. Each session will last
two hours.


For more information, con-
tact Brenda Bunting at the Belle
Glade Chamber of Commerce at
996-2745.


Pahokee Chamber judges

Christmas decorations


PAHOKEE Chamber repre-
sentatives toured the entire
communities of Pahokee and
Canal Point on the evening of
Monday, Dec. 19, taking note of
the many homes and churches,
which took part in the annual
Christmas decorating contest.
Considering the recent devas-
tation of Hurricane Wilma, there
were many lovely displays to
consider.
The Chamber wishes to
thank all of the community for
their participation and extends
best wishes for a very Merry
Christmas and a Happy 2006!
The winners of this year's
decorating contest are as fol-
lows: Best Residential, 1st -
Bernice Bell; 2nd -Peggy
Thompson; 3rd Thelma
Muniz
Best Church, Ist First Unit-
ed Methodist.
Most Unique, 1st Kip and
Marnae Pelham; 2nd Albert
and Veronica Young; 3rd -
Edmond Hall.
Best Christmas Spirit, 1st -
Richard and Joyce Pace; 2nd -
Andrew & Renae Holmes; 3rd
- Juanita Laws; Honorable
Mention Sarah Hill, Cora Bell.
Best Street, 1st Waddell
Way.
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Pioneers had own holiday traditions


Compiled by MaryAnn Morris
Holiday traditions come with
families who settle new lands,
new countries. In pioneer days,
customs and ingredients had to
be adapted to what was available
and edible and sometimes that
was very different from the food
of the pioneers' homelands.
On the other hand, where peo-
ple could gather, they had Christ-
mas.
Mrs. M.F. George in 1917,
wrote of Christmas in Moore
Haven one year after its founding,
"at the Christmas celebration
given that Christmas night in
1916; 500 people attended the
Christmas tree entertainment
given by our Sunday school chil-
dren."
Ten years later, the hurricane
of 1926 wiped most of Moore
Haven off the map, killing 200
people there. Clewiston suffered
damage, but no deaths. That
December, Papa and Madame
Watanabe opened the doors of
the Watanabe Hotel in Clewiston
to all the people on the lake for a
community Christmas celebra-
tion with dinner and an orchestra
bought in from Fort Myers for
dancing, according to an article
written by Beryl Bowden that
appeared in the Clewiston News
Sept. 26,1983.
Twila Valentine wrote for the
Okeechobee News on and off
from 1977 until her death in 2003.
She interviewed the people who


had settled in the Okeechobee
area around the turn of the centu-
ry. Here is an excerpt from some
of her interviews:
In 1988, the late Wade Walker
recalled that the Christmas cele-
brations he best remembered
were the parties.
"We had a big frolic pretty near
every night around Christmas
time. There was a frolic some-
where or another. I've played
(music) as late as three at night
and would work all day. I would
play at night for dances," he said.
Mr. Walker, who was born in
1905, said he didn't remember
anyone decorating at the holidays
until after he was an adult.
Also in a 1988 interview, Lola
Upthegrove Williams said that
when she was a child her family
lived in Fort Myers. There the fam-
:ily celebrated Christmas with
some decorating and there were
presents for the children. Then
when John Upthegrove moved
his family to the shores of Lake
Okeechobee, the holiday was cel-
ebrated in a different manner.
"On the lake, what we done
was have a big dinner, no decorat-
ing or trees. Just everybody came
in and we had a big crowd and a
big dinner. Then, we'd have a
dance not a square dance.
That was our entertainment
then," she recalled.
A tale of the frolics on the lake
is also found in the Lawrence Will
book, "Okeechobee Catfishing":
"Now John had some girls,


and naturally, these girls loved to
dance. They sure hated to see that
big clean floor cluttered up with
fishing gear. But, John was a strict
type with his girls and he didn't
approve of too much frolicking.
So the girls went to work on their
mother and she went to work on
John, and, well, you know who it
is yourself. Anyway, John decided
to have a big square dance. He
never did things halfway. The
whole lake boats from Utopia,
Tantie, Ritta and even Moore
Haven came frolicking there. That
dance lasted for two days and two
nights without nary a stop for
breath.

"The women fried fish Mart
Manning butchered a yearling.
Four fiddlers, with boys to beat
time on strings, fiddled in shirts
around the clock. Callers called til
they plumb gave out. 'Shine jugs
never stayed empty. Naturally,
some scrimmages had to start,
but with John Upthegrove and
Sheriff Pogy Bill on hand, things
would get smoothed out before
anybody got hurt too much. And,
of all the stomping, shouting and
do-se-do-ing you ever seed in
your borned life. I reckon that
there was the most. John had to
nail up more braces under his
floor, but the frolic was a grand
success, and I reckon the lake will
never see another party like John
Upthegrove's holiday square
dance!"


Direct link to Florida rebuilds initiative


offered to unemployed workers


TALLAHASSEE Susan
Pareigis, director of the Agency
for Workforce Innovation,
announced that individuals
receiving unemployment com-
pensation checks will be offered
specialized training under the
Florida rebuilds program.
Checks issued beginning Dec.
19 will include the statement:
"Training is now available
through the Florida reBuilds ini-
tiative to teach workers skills for
construction related jobs. More
information about available
training opportunities can be
found at
www.employflorida.com or by
calling 1-866-FLA-2345."
In the first four business days
nearly 300 Floridians have regis-
tered for the program.
Florida reBuilds, an initiative
to counter the growing shortage
of construction workers and
assist the state in the recovery
from devastating hurricanes,
was announced by Lt. Governor
Toni Jennings last week. The
program combines the
resources of the state's work-
force and education systems and
will train and recruit workers
through the Employ Florida net-
work of One-Stop Centers.
"Florida has a tremendously
strong job market and an econo-
my that continues to expand,"
said Pareigis. "With annual
growth of 6.6 percent, a number
of opportunities exist in the con-
struction industry. With the vol-
ume of growth Florida is experi-
encing and the need for recovery
work created by the recent hurri-
canes, we feel it's important to
offer this opportunity to Florida
workers seeking a meaningful
career."
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Thursday, December 29, 2005


ConocoPhillips agrees to help



stop tobacco sales to minors


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that ConocoPhillips Company, one
of the'nation's largest oil compa-
nies, has reached an agreement
with Florida and 39 other states to
discourage underage tobacco sales
at approximately 10,000 gas sta-
tions and convenience stores
around the country. The policy
changes will be implemented at
stores operating under the Cono-
co, 76 and Phillips 66 names.
According to Crist, about 9,670
of the outlets affected by this agree-
ment throughout the nation are
independently owned businesses
with contracts that allow them to
operate under the ConocoPhillips
name. Under the agreement with
the attorneys general, Cono-
coPhillips has agreed to include
provisions in those contracts
expressly requiring compliance
with legal prohibitions against
tobacco sales to minors. There are
currently 76 outlets in Florida cov-
ered by the agreement.
"Few things are more important
than enforcing regulations
designed to protect our children
from the hazards of tobacco use,"
Crist said, "Government cannot
reduce youth smoking by itself,
and this agreement with Cono-
coPhillips will play an important
role in the effort."
When agreements with inde-
pendently owned stores are initiat-
ed or renewed, ConocoPhillips will


require store management to noti-
fy the company of any underage
tobacco sales infractions that
occur. Violations can jeopardize a
store's right to operate under com-
pany trademarks. The company
has also agreed to write annually to
each store to remind them of the
importance of preventing tobacco
sales to minors and the fact that
failure to comply with underage
tobacco sales laws could constitute
grounds for ending their right to
operate under the ConocoPhillips
trademarks.
In addition to spelling out the
requirements for the independent-
ly owned and operated retail out-
lets, the agreement contains a
series of policies and procedures
that will be fully implemented at
stores directly owned and operated
by ConocoPhillips. These proce-
dures will be designed to serve as a
model set of safeguards for the
independent outlets.
Among the changes to be
implemented at ConocoPhillips'
company-owned outlets are:.
Changes in training and hiring
of personnel.
Age verification efforts and
compliance with laws restricting
sales to minors.
A prohibition on vending
machines for cigarette sales.
Restriction of tobacco sales to
one area of the store.
An age limitation on the sale
of smoking paraphernalia.


Various advertising restric-
tions.
The agreement notes that 47
percent of youth who report buy-
ing cigarettes identify gas stations
as their primary point of purchase,
and another 27 percent identify
convenience stores meaning
that approximately three-fourths of
all cigarette sales to youth. take
place at the kind of stores affected
by this agreement. The agreement
also says that every day in the Unit-
ed States more than 2,000 people
under the age of 18 begin smoking
and that one-third of them will one
day die from a tobacco-related dis-
ease.
The other 39 participating states
are Arizona, Arkansas, California,
Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii,
Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Ken-
tucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Min-
nesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mon-
tana, Nebraska, Nevada, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island,
South Carolina, South Dakota, Ten-
nessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Vir-
ginia, Washington, West Virginia,
Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Crist and the other state attor-
neys general have previously
reached agreements with several
other major companies to limit
tobacco sales, including all Wal-
Mart and Walgreen's stores and all
gas stations and convenience
stores operating under the Exxon,
7-Eleven and BP brand names.


Martinez spoke regarding



the elections in Iraq


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
spoke on the Senate floor in
regards to the successful elections
in Iraq. Senator Martinez said:
"Thank you, Mr. President. For the
third time in less than a year, the
people of Iraq did what only two
years ago would have been a
dream. They voted in free elec-
tions.
"For those of us who have the
appreciation of democracy as a
result of having lived where that is
denied, the ink-stained fingers and
smiles of celebration give us all
hope.
"Seventy percent of Iraqis
voted. Poll stations were opened
longer because of extra-long lines.
Turnout was so great that ballot
shortages were reported. This was
clearly a successful day.
"How do we go from a brutal
dictatorship that threatens the citi-
zens to a society of free elections?
The answer is that it is about
choices. Do people want a way of
life built around tyranny, oppres-
sion, and terrorism, or do they
want to embrace democracy, free-
dom, and prosperity? Clearly, the
people of Iraq have chosen the lat-
ter. Yes, they've chosen the more
difficult path, but the rewards will
be enormous.
"So, Mr. President, I want to
congratulate the people of Iraq for
(their) historic elections. History
will judge these elections to be
pivotal, vital to building democra-


cy and part and parcel of our
efforts in the war on terror.
"As President Bush has high-
lighted in several recent state-
ments, it is an unbelievably brief
period of time that Iraq has made
tremendous gains in democracy
and freedom. I commend the
Iraqi people for this unprecedent-
ed stride. The administration has
shown a clear strategy for going
forward. Three key tracks: Eco-
nomic, political and security -
with realistic terms that avoid
imposing unrealistic expectations
orvery dangerous time frames.
"Mr. President, I want to men-
tion the story of a constituent of
mine, a man who saw his son go.
into the service of his country,
who saw his son called to war,
and then sadly was here in Wash-
ington this week to lay that son to
rest at Arlington National Ceme-
tery.
"Bud Clay of Pensacola shared
a letter from his son, Staff Sergeant
Daniel Clay of the United States
Marine Corps. Dan was one of 10
rriarines killed in Iraq by a road-
side bomb in Fallujah. Knowing
the danger he faced, knowing the
unpredictability of war, Staff
Sergeant Clay wrote a letter to his
family to be opened only in any
event of his death. He wrote in
part, 'what we have done in Iraq is
worth any sacrifice. 'Why?
Because it was our duty. That
sounds simple, but all of us have a
duty. It has been an honor to pro-


tect and serve all of you. I faced
death with the secure knowledge
thatyou would not have to.'
"As a marine, Staff Sergeant
Clay writes, 'this is not the last
chapter. I have the privilege of
being one who has finished the
race. I have been in the company
of heroes. I now am counted
among them.' He concludes by
saying, 'My race is over. My time in
the war zone is over. My trials are
done. Semper Fidelis.'
"Staff Sergeant Daniel Claywas
laid to rest Wednesday at Arling-
ton National Cemetery. He is a
hero. We honor his sacrifice, just
as we honor the sacrifice of all
those who've given so much in
thiswar.
"So let me conclude, Mr. Presi-
dent, by again offering congratula-
tions to the people of Iraq. Con-
gratulations for going to the polls,
for taking another significant step
forward for your own future and
for embracing that glimmer of
hope that your country can be just
as free, peaceful, and prosperous
as any other society that rejects
tyranny and entrusts its govern-
ment to its people. Soldiers like
Staff Sergeant Clay are sustaining
the development of Iraqi forces.
We owe them our respect, grati-
tude, and undying honor as we
demonstrate our unwavering
commitment.
yieldd the floor."


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With Christmas just past, and
a brand new year staring at us
just around the corner, many
folks may be considering a new
year's resolution for a landscape
makeover. The effects of the 2004
and 2005 storms have cleaned off
our patios and opened up places
in many Florida Yards that are
ready for something new.
If you are considering land-
scape changes in your 2006 reso-
lutions, the Florida Nursery
Growers & Landscapers Associa-
tion has offered up eight sugges-
tions for Florida Yards. This
week's column will offer some
information on four of these
under-used and under-appreciat-
ed plants.
Sponsored by FNGLA, the
Florida Plants of the Year pro-
gram promotes the use of superi-
or and proven Florida plants.
Plants are nominated by the nurs-
ery and landscape industry, and
winners are selected by a com-
mittee of growers, horticulturists,
retailers, landscape professionals
and University of Florida faculty.
Benefiting consumers, grow-
ers and garden centers alike, look
for promotional displays at many
garden centers highlighting these
selected plant varieties. The Flori-


Plants for
2006


da Plants of the Year program
makes flyers, aisle markers, ban-
ners and a plant resource list
available by request we have a
few of them available at our
office.
And now for the winners! This
first group of plants includes
those that I would describe as
"house plants" even though
some are used in containers and
in the landscape.
The Cast-Iron Plant, Aspidistra
"Milky Way" is very appropriately
named. Many have heard people
say, "I can't buy plants, I will kill
them." This is one that will make
plant-killers finally believe that
they can keep plants alive in a
home with.little care. Introduced
in 1824, Aspidistra was placed in
smoky barrooms and Victorian
parlors. It remains a popular
choice as because of its "hard as
iron" constitution.
The plant forms a slowly
spreading clump of dark-green
leaves two to three feet high and
six to eight inches wide. And


beyond the container, the Cast
Iron plant can also be used in
shady spots in landscapes.
Throughout the South it is a long-
lived, tough perennial that loves
shady spots.
The FNGLA selection is
known as "Milky Way" because
the leaves are covered with many
small random spots of yellow to
white spots, and thus imitate our
starry skies. One writer com-
pared its looks to what would
happen if a painter left it inside
the room. This cultivar is a bit
shorter that the other kinds of
Cast Iron plants, with leaf height
only a foot and a half tall.
Botanists will call this plant is
called Aspidistra lurida 'Ginga',
but is sold in the US as 'Milky
Way'. (The true 'Milky Way' is not
grown in the US, and has leaves
with both stripes and spots.
Florists also grow this plant for its
cut foliage, which can be used in
arrangementsfor several weeks.
In the landscape, the Cast-Iron
plant can produce inconspicuous
purple flowers spikes during the
early spring at the base of the
foliage. Plant care is simple: keep,
them on the dry side, and keep
them in low light conditions.
After landscape establishment,


water them only when the soil
dries to avoid root rots and
insects. Clumps of cast iron
plants may be divided, but look
out for nests of paper wasps that
sometimes take up housekeep-
ing on the underside of the broad
leaves.
The Baldan's Kaleidoscope
'Golden Treasure', a Phalaenop-
sis orchid, is another 2006 Plant
of the Year. These orchids are
sometimes called the moth
orchids because their broad flow-
ers look a bit like colorful moths.
The flowers have red lips, reddish
purple striping, and a strong yel-
low background that lightens to
pale yellow. It has also received
the American Orchid Society's
Award of Merit because of its col-
orful prolific blooms.
Like other Phalaenopsis,
Kaleidoscope Golden Treasure
grows well in bright light but not
in direct sun. An east window is
ideal, but they also thrive in shad-
ed south- or west-facing win-
dows. Plants do best at day tem-
peratures of 70-80i F. and 60-65i
at night. They also prefer a high
relative humidity, of 50-80%.
Don't mist these orchids, as it
may cause the growing point to


rot. When the root ball is dry,
water the container in a sink and
return the plant to the windowsill
after the pot has drained.
The African Blue Basil (Oci-
mum sp. Hybrid) is another varia-
tion on a houseplant that can be
moved outdoors. It has been
around since 1982. While it can
be used as a seasoning herb, its
value is more ornamental than
culinary. The flowers are sterile
and never make seed. They pro-
duce flower stems up to 18 inch-
es long. Blue Basil can bloom
year round, but will not handle
hard freezes. To keep it looking
tidy and lush, cut off the dead
flower stalks.
Blue Basil plants form clumps
up to 3 feet tall. They have a pur-
plish-blue cast, and show a
strong growth habit. Leaf veins,
flower spikes and stems are pur-
ple while the rest is green. A
sweet camphor aroma is noticed
with this plant. Individual flowers
can be plucked from the stem or
whole stem segments can be
used for a dramatic addition to a
culinary bouquet. If left outdoors,
it will attract bees and butterflies.
And since it doesn't produce
seed, cuttings will need to be


taken and rooted to keep the
plant over wintered, as it will not
survive the colder climes.
Yellow African Bulbine (Bul-
bine frutescens) is another 2006
FNGLA plant. It is a South African
native, but is well adapted as a
drought tolerant flowering
groundcover. It is a fast growing
perennial, with branched, succu-
lent with fleshy, linear green
leaves. The fresh leaf produces a
jelly-like juice that is sometimes
suggested as a treatment for
burns, much like aloe is used.
Flower stalks with spikes of
star-shaped yellow with orange
flowers are seen in the summer
months. The foliage grows in
opposite rows and clasps the
stems at the base. It will grow
into a two-foot tall spreading
clump with grayish stems and
adventitious roots. To encourage
further flowering, dead flower
heads should be removed. These
plants prefer full sun, but they
will also grow in semi-shade for
part of the day. Although it will
grow in containers indoors, it
requires maximum light. And
watch the watering they can
take it dry.


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Congress changes Medicaid qualifications for eligibility


On Wednesday Dec. 21, 2005
the Senate reached a tie vote on
provisions that will likely keep
many Americans from qualifying
for Medicaid to pay for nursing
homes, assisted living and/or home
care. The law is being sent back to
the House of Representatives for a
final vote but that chamber had
already approved most of the provi-
sions before the bill was considered
by the Senate. The House is expect-
ed to meet as early as January 4th
and the provisions will be effective
immediately.
Medicaid is the state and federal
program, which pays toward the
cost of long-term care. With nurs-
ing homes costing $4,000.00 to
$15,000.00 per month, people who
saved for their retirements are often
left impoverished. The new law
imposes harsher penalties for peo-
ple who make gifts of their assets
and who then apply for Medicaid.
The law also targets the homes of
some Medicaid-hopefuls and
removes other planning strategies.
Some of the changes:
Change in "look-back period:"
The new law imposes a five-year
"look-back" period on all gifts, up
from three years under the old law.
This means that if people .give
money away, even small gifts for
birthdays, the government now can
disqualify these applicants for Med-


icaid if they apply within five years
of the last gift. Also, although the
government "looks back" five
years, the government will be able
to add up all gifts and impose an
unlimited number. of months of
penalty during which the person
cannot obtain Medicaid.
Change in penalty start-date:
Under the old law, if a person did
make a gift that person would be
disqualified for Medicaid but this
penalty period would start running
from the date the gift was made.
Under the new law, the penalty will
not start, in most cases, until the
person applies for Medicaid. This
means that if a person gives away
$20,000 and then needs. Medicaid
four years and eleven months later
that person will be disqualified for
Medicaid even if they have no
money.
Government becomes benefici-
ary of annuities: Another change in
the law would require the govern-
ment to be named the beneficiary
on some annuities. If a person
applies for Medicaid owning an
annuity, the new law requires the
person to change the beneficiary
from children or other people to the
government or else the person will
be denied Medicaid coverage.
Spouses of Medicaid applicants
will not be allowed to keep as
much money. The.new law impos-


es the "Income-First Rule" on the
wives or husbands of Medicaid
applicants. This rule allows the gov-
ernment to count the income of
both spouses to justify the spouse
having to spend more of the cou-
ple's money before either will be
eligible for Medicaid.
Mortgages and promissory
notes to be counted as assets.
Under the new law, the govern-
ment will be able to disqualify peo-
ple from achieving Medicaid eligi-
bility based on ownership of
mortgages or notes.
"There are things that people
can do to protect themselves," says
Scott Solkoff, a South Florida attor-
ney who has served as Chair of the
Elder Law Section of The Florida
Bar and President of the Academy
of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, the
organizations of lawyers who rep-
resent elderly and disabled people
in Florida. Says Solkoff, "This
change in the law represents the
most significant change in Medic-
aid eligibility since 1988 and no one
knows about it. One challenge is
just getting the word out so that
people do not inadvertently dis-
qualify themselves for Medicaid."
Solkoff and his colleagues are con-
cerned that many people will make
gifts and not understand'how to do
so correctly and without under-
standing the new consequences.


"People should stop making
gifts," says Solkoff, "unless they are
making the gifts after receiving
advice from their lawyer. Gifts and
other transactions may still be
made to allow Medicaid eligibility
but it requires a plan. Without a
plan, people can be left penniless
and therefore have nothing left to
pay for all that Medicaid will not
cover. What is sometimes worst is
that the spouse of the nursing
home resident is left destitute."
Some Elder Law Attorneys are certi-
fied as specialists by The Florida Bar
in assisting with asset protection for
Medicaid eligibility. "The new law
will hurt innocent people who lack
an understanding of available plan-
ning options. Under the new law, if
a grandmother gifts $10,000 to a
grandchild to go to college, the
grandmother will be rendered ineli-
gible for Medicaid even if she
applies four years later and is totally
out of money. She will regain eligi-
bility after the penalty is over but
every month she is not eligible will
cost thousands of dollars and may
well result in a loss of care if there is
nobody to pay for it."
People should also not rely
upon IRS rules, which allow
$11,000 to be gifted per person per
year. "While the IRS may allow it,"
explains Solkoff, "Medicaid will
penalize people for having made


the gifts."
Nursing homes range in cost
from $4,000.00 per month for a
shared room in a basic facility to
upwards of $15,000 per month for
a nicer facility with more services.
Most people cannot afford to pay
for that care for very long without
becoming impoverished. People
therefore turn to planning strategies
that allow a person to preserve
some or all of their savings so that
they have their own dollars to pay
for services and items, which Med-
icaid does not cover. In Florida,
Medicaid pays for almost all nursing
homes including those that charge
the most and are considered
among the best. By federal law,
people in nursing homes cannot be
treated differently whether they are
on Medicaid or are paying privately.
With no planning and being
unaware of the new law, many
people stand to lose Medicaid, the
only method available to them to
pay the cost of long-term care.
Solkoff, whose offices are located in
Aventura, Boynton Beach and
Miami, wants people to get educat-
ed in the new laws and how they
may be affected. Solkoff explains
that Elder Law Attorneys all have
different fee structures but that
many offer initial consultations in
the range of $100 to $500 and that


"an initial consultation may be all
that a person requires to make
good choices." Elder Law Attor-
neys advise their clients how to pro-
tect their savings and qualify for
Medicaid; otherwise people are
often left totally reliant on Medicaid
with no funds remaining to pay for
all that Medicaid does not cover.
Only Florida Bar Board Certified
Elder Law Attorneys are certified as
specialists in this area. To find a
Board Certified Elder Law Attorney
in your area, contact The Florida
Bar toll-free at (800) 342-8060 or go
to the Florida Bar Website
(www.flabar.org), select "Find an
Attorney," and then click on "Board
Certified Lawyers."
The law will go into effect as
early as January 4th when the
House of Representatives is expect-
ed back in Washington from the
holiday recess. The votes have been
very close. On December 19th, the
last time the House voted on the
measure, the vote was 212 in favor
of passage and 206 against. The
Senate reached a tie, which had to
be broken by Vice-President
Cheney. Elder advocacy organiza-
tions including the AARP and
organizations of lawyers represent-
ing the elderly are urging people to
contact their Representatives to
voice an opinion.


Hurricane tax relief passes Congress; Foley touts passage


WASHINGTON Congress-
man Mark Foley (FL-16), whose
district suffered five hurricane hits
in the past 18 months, announced
the passage by unanimous con-
sent of the House-Senate compro-
mise for H.R. 4440, the Gulf
Opportunity Zone Act of 2005.
The bill, which provides tax
relief for families, individuals and
businesses hit by Hurricanes Kat-
rina, Rita and Wilma, originally
was aimed specifically at relief
efforts for Hurricane Katrina vic-
tims. But Foley and other Florida
delegation members successfully
fought to include Florida taxpay-
ers affected by Hurricane Wilma,
which swept across Florida this
year after Katrina.
"While Katrina brought terri-
ble suffering to New Orleans and
the Gulf States, the victims of Hur-
ricane Wilma need and deserve
our help as they recover,", said
Foley. "It is drastically important
that the tax burden on Floridians
does not become an obstacle to
recovery.
"The hurricanes that devastat-
ed Florida last year did an estimat-
ed $22 billion in insured damages


and we are now looking at close
to $10 billion more from Wilma.
Floridians are suffering from hur-
ricane fatigue and in need of all
the help we can offer in getting
their homes, businesses and lives
back on track," Foley said. -.
An outline of the legislation is
provided below as it pertains to
Florida.

Housing
Increases incentives to
rebuild housing. Expands the allo-
cation and size of the low-income
housing tax credit in the Zone.
Provides an emergency allo-
cation of low-income housing tax
credits in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
The emergency allocation is
$18.00 multiplied by each State's
population in the Zone (based on
2004 Census estimates). This
amount is more than nine times
larger than the current-law alloca-
tion of $1.90 per capital. The
increased allocation must be used
to build housing in the Zone and
may not be carried forward from
year to year. In addition, a further
allocation of low-income housing


tax credits in the amount of $3.5
million is provided to both Texas
and Florida in 2006.
Increases the size of the
credit from 100 percent of qualify-
ing project costs to 130 percent of
such costs by designating the GO
Zone, Rita Zone and Wilma Zone
each as a "Difficult Development
Area" in 2006, 2007.and 2008. The
increased credit would also apply
to historic buildings, which are
already eligible for the Rehabilita-
tion Credit under current law.
Expands the availability of
below-market mortgages in the
disaster areas. Under current law,
state and local governments may
issue mortgage revenue bonds
(MRBs) to finance low-interest
rate mortgages for first-time
homebuyers who meet certain
income and purchase price limits.
The proposal waives the first-time
homebuyer requirement so that
individuals whose homes were
rendered unirliJ'"i lNe by urri--
caries Katrina, Rita or Wia,.. -an
qualify for these lo\ -interest rate
mortgages through 2010. In addi-
tion, the proposal provides that
up to $150,000 of the loan pro-


ceeds may be used to repair dam-
aged homes. To be eligible, the
new home must be located in one
of the declared disaster areas.
Investment and rebuilding in
the gulf opportunity zone
Incentives and relief for
small timber owners. Allows
small timber owners (i.e., those
owning less than 500 acres of tim-
ber in the Zone to expense
$20,000 as opposed to $10,000
under current law) of reforesta-
tion costs incurred from Aug. 27,
2005 through 2007. In addition,
small timber owners may elect a
five-year carry-back of net operat-
ing losses occurred after Aug. 27,
2005 and before 2007. These
incentives are also available to eli-
gible counties and parishes affect-
ed by Hurricane Rita and Hurri-
cane Wilma.
Expands and extends the
Employee Retention Tax Credit.
Employers located in a disaster
area that are eligible for individual'
and public assistance under the
Stafford Act may claim a tax credit
through the end of the 2005 calen-
dar year if they retain an eligible
employee on their payroll. The


tax credit equals 40 percent of the
first $6,000 of wages paid to the
employee prior to Jan. 1, 2006.
The credit is available to employ-
ers whose businesses are inoper-
able as a result of damage sus-
tained by Hurricane Katrina,
Hurricane Rita or Hurricane
Wilma. The credit is not affected if
the employee reports to work at
another location while the busi-
ness is inoperable.
Title II: Individual tax relief
related to Hurricane Rita and
Wilma
The Katrina Emergency Tax
Relief Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-73)
provided charitable giving incen-
tives and tax relief for families
affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The following provisions from P.L.
109-73 are extended to families
affected by Hurricanes Rita and
Wilma in areas designated for
individual or individual and public
assistance.
\Vaivek'the 10-percent penal-'
ty for early distributions from pen-
sions and IRAs if the taxpayer suf-,
fered an economic loss by reason
of Hurricane Rita or Hurricane
Wilma. The income tax can be


paid over three years. Amounts
repaid to the pension or IRA with-
in a certain amount of time are
not subject to income tax.
*Allows corporations to claim
a charitable deduction for cash
contributions related to Hurri-
canes Rita or Wilma without
regard to the 10 percent of taxable
income cap.
Allows fa., deductibility of
individual casualty losses occur-
ring in the Rita or Wilma Zones by
eliminating the $100 and 10 per-
cent of adjusted gross income
thresholds for losses related to the
hurricanes.
Authorizes the Secretary of
the Treasury to suspend the time
period for certain acts, such as the
filing of tax returns and the pay-
ment of taxes, by taxpayers affect-
ed by Hurricane Rita or Hurricane
Wilma.
Authorizes the Secretary of
the Treasury to adjust rules so that
rindivid&ials'displaced by the hirri-
canes do not lose tax benefit -
Ssuch astheEarned Income (Crdit
and the child credit because of
a change in their eligibility status
due to a prolonged dislocation.


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positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950
EDUCATIONAL SALES REP.
Sell books to schools in your
local area. To apply visit
.www.DeeBooks.com Click
on'Join DEE'
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax
resume to: 561-996-8559.
Quality Growers
NOWHIRING
CDL Driver Class A
Call Missy
(863)228-2890
Find i faster. Sell it sooner
In the classified


Growing community bank in
LaBelle looking for two
TELLERS
A high school diploma or
equivalent required.
Excellent benefits and a
great opportunity to become
apart of the First Bank family.
Contact Mali Chamness at
983-8191 or Susan Hill
675-4242 for more
information or fax resume
to 863-983-5043. EOE
Drug Free Workplace

HVAC MECHANIC NEEDED
5 yrs exp. req'd. Must have
own tools &trans. Contact
Bruce Hart (800)843-4379
SALES REPRESENTATIVES
WE ARE SO CONFIDENT IN
OUR LEADS WE PAY YOU
TO RUN THEM EVEN IF YOU
DON'T SELL. Are you a self-
motivated positive person?
Are you presently earning
$1000 $1500 per week?
Qualified guaranteed income
during training period. Quali-
fied $2000 SIGN-ON BONUS.
We offer... a solid training
program with 2-3 Pre-set
qualified confirmed leads
aily. With our "NEW" credit
process means All leads are
pre-approved before you run
the appointments. Manage-
ment opportunities. Unlimit-
ed income potential. Call:
ERIC (888)563-3188
Small dealership looking for
parts person and outside
sales for new territory up-
coming for new year. Call for
Application (800)556-7577.
lmployment-


LOOKING FOR RETIRED
WOMEN To sit with elderly
lady Tues. & Thurs. 9am to
8pm 863-675-7410 La Belle

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!


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A local citrus processing facility is in immediate need for
forklift operators. The position requires off-loading and
delivery of drums, pallets, and other raw materials to pro-
cessing area. Also palletizing, banding, and/or stretch.
wrapping of product and other warehouse duties. Must be
able to work in a cold environment and have previous lift
truck experience in similar capacity. Must be willing to
work any shift and weekends.
We offer competitive pay with a full benefits package that
includes medical, dental, life, vision and many others.
If you possess the above qualifications please apply as
soon as possible at:
Southern Gardens Citrus
1820 County Rd. #833
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-902-4133


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LOG HOME DEALERS WANT-
ED Great Earning Potential,
Excellent Profits, Protected
Territory, Lifetime Warranty.
American Made.- Honest
Value. Call Daniel Boone Log
Homes (888)443-4140.

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of questionable value, such
as promises of guaranteed
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programs if it sounds too
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that it is. If you have ques-
tions or doubts about any ad
on these pages, we advise
that before responding or
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time, you check with the Bet-
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complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an ex-
tracharge, as well as long
distance toll costs. We will do
our best to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads, but
occasionally we may not be
aware of the charges. There-
fore, if you call a number out
of your area, use caution.

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.
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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
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The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


Services



Babysitting 405
Chid Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contactthe
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.kl 2.fl.us




ACCIDENT VICTIMS ALL Acci-
dent & Injury Claims *AUTO-
MOBILE *BIKE/BOAT/BUS
*ANIMAL BITES *WORKERS
COMPENSATION *WRONG-
FUL DEATH *NURSING
HOME INJURIES A-A-A At-
torney Referral Service
(888)733-5342.
ARRESTED Need a Lawyer?
All Criminal Defense. *Felo-
nies *Misdemeanors *Do-
mestic Violence *DUI
*Wrongful Death "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(888)733-5342. 24 HOURS
DAYS A WEEK.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes
govt. fees Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commerelo
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.



ARBORIST CERTIFIED
(formerly) Tree Service.
Removal, Pruning, Stump
grinding, Landscaping, Tree
Planting and Hauling. Call
Thomas (727)585-8379
Cell Largo Forida


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
December 21, 2005
MECHANIC (CLASS A)
SALARY RANGE: $25,700 $38,500
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Repair and maintenance on all county
equipment. Operate shop equipment. Applicant must be able
to troubleshoot failures on all types of equipment. Applicant
must be knowledgeable.in cutting, welding and fabrication of
metal. Applicant must be able to clean and organize the shop.
Applicant must be able to prepare legible daily work tickets, re-
cording time, equipment and inventory used. Applicant must
be able to work with road crews. Applicant may be required to -
perform labor duties suchas shovelrake, trim trees or lay
sod. Applicant must provide safe conditions for employees
and the general public and perform any work that may be re-
quired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be ca-
pable of safely and efficiently operating county equipment. Ap-
plicant must have the ability to lift 100 Ibs. and have the ability
to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, crawl and work outside for
long periods of time in various weather conditions. Applicant
must possess knowledge and skill in the operation of automo-
tive repair tools and metal fabrication tools, as well as the
ability to use diagnostic equipment. Applicant must be able to
work flexible hours and overtime when necessary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent. Applicant must possess a valid Class A Florida Commer-
cial Drivers License with an acceptable driving record.
Applicant must be able to pass a test for illegal drugs. Mini-
mum of five (5) years experience in automotive and/or heavy
equipment repair
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven.,
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Monday- Friday
CLOSING DATE: January 9,2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Driver'. Licenre.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
PO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
53.-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


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Support & Full Time- REGISTERED NURSE
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possess ecelli.' ; cost vc skill.. wiorl indtpe ridally,
proficienl i, CT nd General Padiogrjphy
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


CHAMBER.EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is accepting resumes
for the Chamber Executive Director position.
The position requires general office &
financial management skills. Applicants must also
..demonstrate abilities to supervise office staff &
to represent the Chamber in community & regional forums.
Resumes should be submitted by:
January 15th, 2006 to the
Clewiston Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Personnel Committee,
RO. Box 275,
Clewiston, FL 33440


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Glades County


Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
December 20, 2005
ASSISTANT ROAD SUPERINTENDENT
SALARY RANGE: $31,000- $46,000
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Reporting to and assisting the Road Su-
perintendent will all functions within the Road, Parks and Rec-
reation and Cemetery Departments including but not limited to
preparing budgets and bid packets, supervising shop opera-
tions and office functions, planning and implementing mainte-
nance schedules and supervising employees. Other duties as
may be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge-and-skills
of methods and practices involved in and required to success-
fully assist in the supervision and management of Road, Parks
and Recreation and Cemetery Departments of Glades County.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent. Must have a valid Class E Florida Commercial Drivers Li-
cense with acceptable driving record. Minimum of 5 years
experience of roadway construction as a supervisor and/or
business administration as well as being computer literate.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven. Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Monday- Friday
CLOSING DATE: January 9, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
Glades County Courthouse
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.


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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440



COMPUTER TECHNICIAN

Hendry County Information Technology
Department has an opening for a
Computer Technician. Person must know
how to setup and install hardware
and software on a PC. Network
knowledge is a plus. Will need to pass
background, drug screening and
polygraph test. Salary commensurate
with experience. Send resume to
Hendry County I/T Dept., PRO. Box
1760, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Equal Opportunity Employer


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Dining Room Host(ess)
Housekeeper
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Players Club Representative NEW!
Prep Cook
Security Officer
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TAD Machine Technician
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We are also seeking candidates
for this professional position:
Financial Analyst
Benefits available for all employees
.www.theseminolecasino.com
?. Apply in person at
.506 S. i Street, Immokalee, FL
1-800-218-0007
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace


Looking for a career

with a company You

can grow with?

Are you self motivated?
Do you like meeting new people?
Are you computer literate?
If so, this could be the opportunity
you have been looking for.
Full and/or part time
positions available.

The ealoosa Belle and Immokalee
Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
starters with computer skills and
reliable transportation who are will-
ing to learn newspaper advertising
sales from the ground up.
If you have what it takes, you
could be the outside salesperson
in these fast growing markets.

Our company offers:
a unique work environment
potential for advancement
competitive pay and benefits
life and disability insurance
401 (K) plan
generous time off program

Email your resume to:
jkasten@strato.net
An equal opportunity employer


Sago Palm Academy
of Pahokee, FL
Is currently accepting applications for the
following positions:
*Health Service Administrator/RN
Supervisory experience. Exp. in Adult or
Juvenile Corrections.
*Clinical Counselor
BA in Social Work; Psychology or Mental Health
Counseling. At least 2yrs exp. w/ adolescents w/
substance abuse & mental health problems.
*Clinical Counselor
MA in Social Work, Psychology or Mental
Health Counseling. At least 2yrs exp. w/
adolescents w/ substance abuse & mental health
problems. Licensure preferred.
*Substance Abuse Counselor
2 yrs experience working with juveniles with
emotional and substance problems.
*Facility Investigator
*Youth Care Worker I
* LPN
Contact HR at:
(561)924-2210 ext. 303


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tols & Games 730
V9Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




WINDOW UNIT 7000 BTU,
works good $30
(863)635-7987
Grab a bargain fmn your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
AveJ &lstSt. Open
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual taste
We buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100
ART PIECE- Solid copper with
an Indian in front & a Buffalo
in the back. Dated 1842
$500 cash 863-763-2965
FIRE PLACE MANTLE & sur-
round oak-unique, beautiful
$400 (863)763-4982


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PROJECT ASSISTANT
Needed full-time to perform a variety of tasks in-
volving the repair and maintenance of buildings,
equipment, and furniture. Requires experience in
multiple building trades to perform painting, instal-
lation of floor coverings and formica, and structu-
ral repairs to wood and/or concrete structures,
mechanical aptitude and the ability to work from
both written and/or verbal instructions. Must be a
safety-conscious worker.

HOUSEKEEPER II
Needed full-time to provide housekeeping services
including the cleaning of all offices, bedrooms and
bathrooms; sweep and mop floors as necessary,
perform other related duties as required.

Excellent Benefits and Working Conditions
Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Glades Services
408 S.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Belle Glade, Florida 33430

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Minimum 23 years of age, Class A CDL


Second Class Welder


$15.87 Per Hour
Skill and Ability Requirements:
Utilizes arc, oxygen/acetylene, and plasma methods to
safely perform welding and cutting functions in the
fabrication and/or repair of carbon steel.
Knowledge of welding principles and methods gained through
vocational training and/or practical experience.
Able to successfully complete 2nd Class welding test.
Good work record and disciplinary history
For Immediate consideration
please do one of the following:
Fax your resume to 863-902-2889
Email to Jdooley@ussugar.com
Call 863-228-0208
Stop in at the employment office on WC Owen Ave.
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a diverse workforce.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.


SECRETARY
for South Bay Construction Firm
Must have various office skills, including:
Microsoft Office or Corel. Duties will include general office
such as: answering the telephone.andfiling
to light record keeping. Applicant needs to be very detail
oriented, ability to work on their own and organized.


Benefits include 401K and
medical insurance.
Please apply by fax 561-996-4502
or e-mail to BTSouthbay@aol.com.
No w31l-ins, pledse-


TKM-Bengard Farms
and Cypress Cooling

Have immediate openings for
experienced truck drivers

Please apply in person at:
2305 Cypress Lane
Belle Glade FL 33430

(561)996-1980


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Oakbrook of LaBelle
Has positions open for:
SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR
AND
MAINTENANCE ASSISTANCE
Oakbrook of Labelle skilled nursing facility in
Labelle,.Fl. has positions available for B.S.W.,
Maintenance Assistant, Housekeeping, Dietary,
CNA, and Nurses. Great Team Environment
and Benefits

Fax Resume to 863-675-7415
Oakbrook of LaBelle,
250 Broward Avenue,
LaBelle, FL 33935
(863)675-1440
EOE
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Full/Part Time Tellers
Must be 18 yrs of age, High School
Diploma or Equivalent,
Cash handling experience and Bilingual A+.
Apply within @ Everglades Federal Credit
Union
Mail Resume to: 1099 W. Ventura Ave.
Clewiston, FL. 33440
Email Resume to: bulifantb@earthlink.net


ELECTRIC RANGE Hotpoint,
glass top, self cleaning oven.
ood condition. $100
(863)675-4858


RANGE- Maytag, electric,
white, excellent condition,
$175 (863)824-8749.


WASHER & DRYER- good
condition, $175 for set
(863)673-3620


BIKES (2) 3 speed 26" his &
hers, $20 each or both for
$30 (863)467-2305


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BUILDING SALE! "Extended 3
Weeks!" 20x26 Now $3340.
25x30, $4790. 30x40,
$7340. 40x60, $11,490 Fac-
tory Direct, 25 Years. Many
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.


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24 LOG HOME PACKAGES to
be Offered at Public Auction.
Saturday, January 14, 11:00
AM, Orlando, FL (Port of
Sanford), Rogers Realty &
Auction, License # AU2922.
Free brochure, Buffalo Log
Homes, (888)562-2246 or
www.auctionloghomes.com.
BATHROOM VANITY- New
30", Oak, with sink and fau-
cet, $100 (863)675-1634
SAWMILLS from only
$2,795.00 Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodindus-
tries.com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext 300N.
Teak Wood, hundreds of
board ft., various sizes, $250
takes it all. 239-707-2486
WELL SYSTEM fairly new,
$800 for total system
(863)467-7612


FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS Racing & Comic.
late 80s early 90s Exc. cond.
$500neg. 863)763-8943



COMPUTER SYSTEM, com-
plete, lots of programs,
$175. (866)855-0158
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GAS FIRE PLACE 48"wx43"t,
brick style, $1000
(863)763-3451

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BEDROOM SET -7pc. Full sz
bed, light wd w/ painted bows
& pink flowers. Brand new.
$700 neg. (863)227-0199
CEDAR CHEST- New with tray
Solid cedar $125
(863)467-4328
CHINA CABINET- Large, Very
nice, Lighted, medium wood,
$300. or best offer Moving
Must Sell (239)645-3620
COUCH & LOVE SEAT Indian-
print, green burgundy & gold
$250 (863)467-5032
END TABLES, (2), curvy legs,
between light & medium ma-
ple, very nice, $50.
(863)635-0474
FUTON $35 or best offer
(863)467-2153
TABLE & 4 ROLL AWAY
CHAIRS- Leather, Nice,
$225. (863)674-5770


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
GOLF.CART Club Car, 2001,
Gas, Reconditioned w/alumi-
num bed, top & windshield.
$2795. neg. (863)675-1472
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets,
2 bags incl/Odyssey 990, Wil-
son 8813, Cook M1-X, Lynx.
$700will sep. (863)946-3123.
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PISTOL, 9mm, w/case & 2
magazines, less than 50
rounds shot, exc. cond.,
$400. (863)227-0396
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12
gage, Deer Gun w/scope.
$335. (863)467-7838


DUMB BELL SET: 5 25 LB
w/rack. $100.
(863)467-5299
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CERAMIC heater $10
(863)635-7987
TRANE UNIT HEATER Elec-
tric, horizontal/vertical model
UHEC. Com/resi. Brand new.
$750 (772)260-6318


DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Like new condition. $600
(863)697-0845
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $500
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $300 neg.
(863)634-9620. Okeechobee


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LAMPS, (2), brand new, never
been used, cream & gold,
$35 for both.
(863)635-0474


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ELEC SCOOTER- Victory, 3
wheel, new batt., light & bas-
ket, swivel cloth seat, runs
good $600 (863)634-5095
HOSPITAL BED electric foot
& head board, good cond.
w/2 rails $150
(863)467-5032
HOSPITAL BED- electric,
works good no mattress
$145 or best offer
(772)597-2155


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ELEC PIANO- Korg P60, LIKE
NEW, a steal at $800
(863)763-3229.
ELECTRIC ORGAN DISCOV-
ERY- '98, by Estey $500.
(863)674-0314
GERMAN UPRIGHT BASS-
asking $700,
(863)763-3229.
PA SYSTEM Small, Fender
basement amp. Microphones,
drum machine'$500 or best
offer (863)357-0406


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BOSTON TERRIER PUP- 8
wks, $500 (863)946-1279
PITBULL Pups Full blooded
everything up to date, 1 male 1
female, also avail, huge dog
kennel $250 (863)227-0396
PUG, ACA, Rare, Black, 1F/2M
Ready 12/22-8wks. Shots, pa-
pers/health cert. $700-$800.
(863)673-4200/228-2140
REX BUNNY; baby, $10.
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area


SATELLITE DISH Dish brand
$50.00 or best offer
(863)357-6113


HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25.(863)946-3123
POOL CUE w/case in excellent
condition $40
(863)675-3944


ANTENNA, 70 ft., 10 ft. sec-
tions, with base & mast,
$500 firm. (863)675-4201


PRESSURE WASHER
3000psi, whose, wand & tips,
on wheels, 11hp B/S.engine,
$350 863-697-9704

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 8-15
Lawn 9 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/'
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA GELDING 3yrs
old. Beautiful. Calm. Quiet.
Green broke. To good home
only. $750 (863)763-7727
HORSES I beautiful Buck-
skin, 1 Grey Appaloosa Danc-
ing Show Horse. $2200 both
or will sep. (863)227-0199
MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
32" tall, child broke, incld,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
$700. (863)227-0367.
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
quiet, exc beginner horse,
$2500 or best offer
(717)548-4291.
QUARTER/Thoroughbred lyr
old stud, halter broke $600
(772)467-0979
WESTERN SHOW SADDLE
"Billy Cook". w/Breast strap
& tie down. $450.
(863)673-9200



BUSH HOG: TSC, 5 Ft., 2
years old. $500.
863-610-1219 after 9pm or
weekends.
PUSH LAWN MOWER John
Deere w/ bagger, used very lit-
tle. $100 (863)675-4858
RIDING MOWER John Deere,
14.5 HP 38" cut, runs good,
$700 (863)673-3620
WEED TRIMMER on 14"
wheels, like new, 6hp B/S
engine, $175 or trade
(863)697-9704
WHEEL BARROW: Antique,
Great for a flower bed. $5.
(863)675-3944


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS
HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR
RENT. No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.
NOW RENTING
Collingswood Apt.
.Units Available with rental
assistance.
Senior Community
Office hrs. Mon. & Thur. 8-4
863-675-7650
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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1':35
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1015
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


CLEWISTON:
ESTABLISHED GYM
FOR SALE (863)983-4436


Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup &A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.



MOORE HAVEN 33471


- TOP LOCATION -


Will Divide
City block next to court-
house, government center,
high school, 500 feet on US
#27, Ideal for Bank, Fast
Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
Realtor, Insurance, etc.


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ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE 1 to 8 acre moun-
tain view and riverfront
homesites from the $60s.
Gated community, custom
lodge. Near natural hot
springs. Don't miss out! Call
(866)292-5762
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
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& COLORFUL FALL FOLI-
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Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
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Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
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2-6878


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CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471

Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487

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East Alabama Mountain Prop-
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of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
, ,juiliul View 48 acres
$144,000 14,400 down
1,087 per month owner fi-
nanced. Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.
MURPHY NORTH CAROLINA
COOL SUMMERS MILD WIN-
TERS Affordable Homes &
Mountain Cabins CALL FOR
FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
Y MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
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www.exitmurphy.com.
TENNESSEE ACREAGE FOR
SALE Near Chattanooga.
Beautiful new lakeside com-
munity. 1 to 5 acre home-
sites from the $40s. Limited
number of private boat slips.
Call for appt.
(866)292-5769.
Tennessee Waterfront Land
Sale! Direct Waterfront par-
cels from only $9,900! Cabin
Package from $64,900! 4.5
acres suitable for 4 homes
and docks only $99,900! All
properties are new to the
market! Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext. 8.
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins
& Acreage. CALL.FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
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& Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
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Murphy, N.C. 28906.
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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Needed in Clewiston: Fenced
/ Open Storage / Office / Ware-
house. Call 863-441-4748
TODAY TURN YOUR
VACANT LAND
INTO BIG $$$$
I will buy your vacant lot or
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Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800



Waterfront


2 w/sailboat access,
1 riverfront, other deepwater
canal just off Caloosahatchee
River (239)823-2587

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
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MOBILE HOME LOTS
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HOUSES & TRAILER LOTS
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(754)224-0364 or 983-6836



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Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
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Best Deals Anywhere.
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Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


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Marginal Credit OK
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CBS New Construction Oinl,;.,-9 1 i Business Opportunity! FStarl,.hedj
available 3 bd,? barhl- garage homne improvement .ind ,.cr.-ernenc-
Texas Avenure Harlem 5.'D l1673 sqi rre on 5 ac'e in M.i:,nir ra Pant
ft. Special a LonLI.T'r .a. c l dljoni near tre Il b.heiiM Fli .
BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy old eipulpp.,daieerLareadtio'g'n Ailifui
when you can get Brand New? niture, fixtures, equipment and invento-
ry included. Great business opportunity.
Mon I t ,St $800W( MLS* 200530488
Dry & Cleared BRINtG MEAN OFFER' 2) North side 3 Bedroom/1 bath home
BAN :g .O1. .:'I an I. aT
It I n k % 005262S8
$54,900.00 31 New in '0 4 4 ld,l.com .. Bath (over
2400 sfil Mkli-.e H-lnMr in Moore
Lorida Ranches, Highlands Haven. Large open kitchen w/island.
County, lOacdeed restricted tracts MustSee $134,900 MLS 200521690
starting at $209,000. $10,000.00 to 4) Reduc 2. ntguu r i
reserve your tract today.Up to 90% Montura Ranchl, lcgtre I the ernd of
Financing for Qualified Buyers. Out the street ahr reduced to $70,00 0
of 31 tracts, OnlyOI 11 available, .itSt 200521640
Back up contracts accepted. 51 Montura Ranch Estates 4 ,-
Rental Available- 4 bd/2 1/2 bath ropm.':- 'rtlCBShorrm .]n 2. acres in
w/pool on 3 acresjust two miles outside grourd prOl' Tie ihouh'-I. Si.atr'- s
of townonHwy 27. apCri.ance 'Crear -urrir r 379.90
MLS#: 200525558
5 Acres on Hwy 27' Lase only. Land GC '05 Homes of Merit ? bedroom.
i suitable ti rPlanr Nursery or bat horrion mar,n nde lIk. Siainln'I
Storage. s([el apllyanclr Fire Ha..' Large L,-J.
ro.~.ms v lk.n clkJets- hy v i,h ut Ne
Wh..n h11~, r o ,.s : l' 51 3-1.900 MLiS"
Ask Us About 200s14068
i Port Labelk- Buildable Lor iEad Tri
-,Ou r1t.' rum- 9 $59900 MlU4
Our New Talking 20512627

House!! Get 2 realtors for the
price of one. Call the
Smith/Williams team at
Sugar Realty.


I Looking for land? 100.vir ,; wsllh
an atbundinice orf wild Ife iDLer
iuik.V h .ir ano tilia o ,. ,,ic.riona Leai
Pedeci lor H-lulriln9, Ishirng, (-ic
Property Is currently being Lisut Ii
cattle. Located just minutes -'rrn
Immokalee. Call for Details.
(863) 677-1441 N.lS: 2005204 11
2) 7.5 Acres 4 bedroom/2 bath
mobile home in Pio-inr Plirltion
Private-located at the iend ol thr.
street. $299,900.
3'TDel Monte Ave 3 e-Jdir.,un, ailth
CFS line crai o.e-r !. a-re fo nly v
mile from the marinas and Luke
Okeechobee. Call fki ppoli.CentiiiC
$259,900 MLS#: 200520398
4) Montura Ranch Estates
Large homn .:,,.er 4.,,". sq i i on
1 -5 acres nrar the fr,:lr ,Nr
Montura. Home needs r,.'i,
Pric.d 'ri qu;rk i;l at
$174,900 MLSLA 200528863
5) Montura Ranch Estates 3
beJruoumrr bath on 1.25 acres.
iew' nile ii, Kitchen. Great l-c,:i.
inn jtsr off of Pine Cone. lf',i'd
It eull at $119,900 f.ILS'
200520638
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bed-
,.irion. 2 ball, cri 2.5 acres. Very
p I..te t,.IIIr wi'' oaks and pine
trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 MLS#: 200514439


-e Habh EBanol
Just listed' -, I ,lucco hurrie on 2 5
a.ir-i nristled In tlie ile iis Iin LaDeca
Ch.-ole whether o sit on the ct.ered
pnT.h i:r ,.tlik oLut tOr me B l-Que area
,nnd rjizc at Ihe pond Linri roon
lias .a lau, fireplace and the kitchen
SHC.#;E Ready rnm moe into Seller
says "we'll even leave most of the
furniture". This one won't last
long' $199,900.00
One of a kidnd i L 'bd.room 2 5 bath
li,.re on Del MI nic Almost j500
'q ft unrier air. Caged pool & Spa
silh prolsid kitchen Separate
police b illrirng with hall badi Could
,-.'jIy be converted to a 4 or bed-
ri',n hornr e Too many extras to list
Photos & info on realtor.com
MLSL200521924.

Sr 'ric' oin 1 Ilh Street
Se luded lot nfvlh lots or trees.

Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area
Build Your Eream Home-- Here'.
MeVerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
1i: i.mpidd 5$62K
i ,.Iiclir Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots I Ior 12,
@$60K each


E Marshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265

ICGreat Locationl TUd. ?L; CBS
Hume One Block From Poland
Manins Maiina. Frercel IEak Yard
Tiled Thr.:.ugholi F-ooteitial for 4th
2?1.Ventura 2bd. Jlb in Brand
fjlw Corlitror, RePdy ilj MOi, iIrl
Hard wood filo ors Na-w Appliancre
8h. Prikary Ferne Eri Bti-k r-ard
Don't Miss( On This Ci1el .eadli
SQTK.
ItReduced For Quick Sale: I U':
Acres tdl.,'ba MH in MRF Wall.ng
Distarrce From Mary LoI's Store
Prce Reduced to S60K
4'iNew Lsting' 3bd,'-2ba MH in MRF
on 1.25 At Land Is Cdeaied With
Beautiful Pnes Honm is Very
pacious With Creat Floor Plan
Place is Immactlae-r SIOS08,5K
S5Moore Haven Yacht Club!
?bd ?ba MH w' r xtra loi., "Inr!ded
II Purc.lai e Price' PIanl lly f.i-
nshed & cqueaky rilean' 51 ]39 9K

P Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132


Great starter home or investment
property in Montura Ranch. This
94 M8H, 4/2 split bedroom plan
may be just what your looking for.
Start your New Year off right with
country living at Its best. 1.2 ac.,
priced to sell at only $89,900.


Looking for land ? 25 Aires s i try
ijd, in Monnua Prich Estates at tculy
84,900 Call today.


30 acres of pasture and wotch it
Ladea 57550.)00
5 vwxoded acres in Ltadeca.
51SO000 0i Call rrc, for .want l-nd
Lo oracreage
Retntm y Reduced Beauiful 3BV28A
intifatatined horie a1n 1 C0 alies hi
Moitnra Nice tloor p1it wth fireplace
makes this Isting a must sr c., "
$107325


Sam J.
Walker

863-677-1013

Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12 50Osq f Engineered Steel
Building or, Ac Offered L' $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3,'2 1 82
Sq Ft Liberty Home On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront
@ $94.9K


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876


I Se HaIla EepnlI

New Listing! 3BED/2A Nice
Kept Many Fruit Trees New A/C
Horseshoe Acres SI 5145k
Deal Fell Throughl Holiday Isles
3bd,2bta M-H, public water &
sewer available. investors want-
ed S 49 Qnr
Monlura Ranch 3br/ih2a MH
looks like a log cabin on paved
road tenant occupied fenced.
new septic S$124,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land sinql-
wide MH offered :i' 68,900
P;oneer Plantatron"" 2.5 acres
XwoW' ;i SS9.900
B,ck on Mark..- Newr horne very
wella r I 9a
.garg MW*U -r
LAst 5199 9K


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LC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARL.AND HVY.
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ANN DYESS FAYE KELTIN 'LAURA SMITH TIRAS DYESS
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RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BR2BA
2 HouseLate Harbor Sugarland Circle
3BR, 2 1BA 2BR 2BA home, detached
both .165,000i garage / t suite on
3BR, 2BA $265,000 12,80 ac. Call for details
3.BPR 25 BA $198,500 CBS TiPle un 4BR.
3BR, 2.5BA $158,00 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA
B Unit 3 2BR, I BA
$B 1i fDlyG' 5279,000 2BR, 1' 1/2 BA


MONTURA
LOTS AVAILABLE
CALL FOR DETAILS
3B3R,2BAMontura .25 aces
$119,900
3BR 2BA, .25 ac, $160,000
2 L ,I- 'I .-i hy t, ,i 0,ri
5 's,- Piormi,'r $120,00(X


4BR, 3BA Del Monte Condo(7) $150K COMMERCIAL
$314,000 B.lljUln 247-(, q ft.on US
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story MOBILE HOIMES 7 1u0 ,iJ10 Sli).oi.
S 3BR, 2BA on lake C.min ,:ied-ul BuilJru: 75 l iI2t.
$199,000 $120,000 US 27 Cl r -,]l-
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood- r.3^'^^ ,^fl^ V
$410,00A Ridgewood 3BR, 2BA EasyLife$82,000 1I r+, "
S2BA with sy and 4B2BA 2003 DWM CaTl-in Sh,,(, 48j,, I[
3BR, 2BA with study and
pool. New Subdivision with 30'x50' metal building Apt. $17300
$375,000 216 aS251,0

All of us join in saying "Thank You"

and wishing you a Happy Holiday

and a successful New Year!!

"NOW ON THE MULTIPLE LISTING SERIrCE TO
BETTER SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS!!"


Carolynr
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&rokrs:
Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee vanWijck 946-0505

i. AS 0 sociates
l Ann Donohue 228-0221
:. 'David Rister 634-2157
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TOUR ONLY LOCAL REALTOR IN TOWH!
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Phone: 863-946-3900 Fax: 863-946-3902
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven mi,
40 ACRES ZONED
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RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
* Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Srai~E shlwi. u',ElI:-i
| l l La ,',d i iar -.J .
A Must See $140,000
* Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
.Spacious Interior $125,000
LAKEPORT
* Listings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,.
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*2 Duplexes 2BR, 1BA each unit
$229,000
ACMRGU4LND&LLOTS
' Farm Land Available
Call for Details


Large 3 B 2 BA MHt wabeve gfld M0,
2Rewjift movei s ,lkedat Sl,
Ready tmove iai Offeredat$14000


MONTURA


MONMTA
, Wooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Appalosa Reducedto $39,000
Jinnete $48,000
Alppaloosa 21/2 acres $110,000
S. Coral $36,000
Bald Cypress wfmprovements
Reduced to $59,000 "
* More Montura Lots starting at
$38;,000
S3BR, 2BA, MH on Nogal$145,000
S2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
aEIGLANDS COUiTY
* 80 Acres w/great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
* 10 Acres w/DblWd Mobile.Home,
$29,000 per acre


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CALOOSA MOBILE.

HOMES


Horseshoe Acres, 4 Bdrm 2 Bath
28'x60' ceramic tile floors,
central air, on beautiful 12 acre lot.
On Hwy. 80 convenient to
Clewiston & LaBelle. $94,900


Call or come by:
600 E. Cowboy Way
In LaBelle. 863-675-4300 or
toll free 866-368-4300


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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/A1a 3035



Bass Boat, 20' Storm Boot
Leogger, 200hp motor, 24v
troling motor, Eagle fishflnd-
er 3D, w/trailer, asking
$4500. (863)467-0837
BASS BOAT 20ft, 200hp Mere.
05 trailer, excel, running
condition. $4400/neg.
(941)587-0806
BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 16',
85 hp Force, Stereo & Fish-
finder. $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
KAYAK- Hoble Lanai, used,
roomy cockpit, drink holder,
storage, good size for
kids,$185 (863)467-1790


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KAYAK- Perception Swifty,
9.5, used highback seat,
good cond, yellow, $150
neg. (863)467-1790 Iv msg
PONTOON BOAT 21 Ft. w/2
25hp motors, canopy & trail-
er. $2500. (863)675-2575
Pontoon Boat, '94, Starcraft,
1995 40hp Mercury, low hrs.,
no trailer, fish ready, $4000.
(765)610-4494
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 Ibs.
used very little, $80.






MOTOR HOME 30 Ft., 1989
w/454, $4000. Firm.
(863)610-1219. after 9pm &
weekends.
SUNLINE RV TRAILER 17 ft.
good condition, can be seen
at 1495 Garden St.
$1500/neg (772)224-1132
$1500/neg (772)224-1132


AIR BOAT BOTTOM COATING
Steelflex 2000 SUPER
SLICK Epoxy coating, 1 gal-
lon $100 (863)467-6696

BOAT SEAT- Springfield Ma-
rine #3 with rod gimbel &
pedestal $100.
(863)610-0440 .(Okee.)

SEA PRO SEAT- With pedestal
$100. (863)610-0440
(Okeechobee)



GO KART, Yerf, only used 15
hrs or less, Cash Only $900
or best offer. (863)675-2093
ask for Ashley

SUZUKI LTZ 400 2003 Race
Bike. $2400. Firm.
(863)634-5129


Terry Travel Trailer,'94, 27',
like new, used very little, must
see, avail. Jan. 1, keechobee,
$7,000. (863)763-8709 or
(610)283-3416 or email
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Clasic Care 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
HM youty Truck4040
P teps -4045







BUICK LESABRE LIMITED,
'94, rebuilt trans., V6 3.8 ltre
eng., auto, a/c, cruise,
$1500. (863)467-4352
CHEVY LUMINA '95- V6 se-
dan, great condition, $2000
or best offer (863)610-4676
or (863)763-0257.
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS-
'90, Good Condition $300.
(863)467-0561


FORD MUSTANG '94, V6, Low
miles. Looks &,Runs good.
Well maintained. $2500
863-467-7049/561-261-9274
HONDA ACCORD '87- $1200
or make offer
863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
HONDA ACCORD LX '98: Tint-
ed. 128K mis. Raisin Pearl col-
or, rear Euro lights. $4500 or
best offer. 863-675-3470 Mel
HONDA ACCORD LXI- '88,
Runs exc. Needs trans. &
brake work $300 or good
parts car. (863)801-3310
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '92,
runs good, no a/c, $2000.
863-509-3028 or'
863-612-0000 ask for Libby
OLDS CUTLASS '96- needs
transmission work, $500
(863)634-2191.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tintedi
sound system. P/L P/W. P/S,
P/B. $2500 (863)447-0651
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988
Needs work. $250 or bes
offer. (863)467-8856


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TOYOTA MR2, '88, white, sun
roof, runs great, 32-35 mpg,
am/fm/cd, very dependable,
$1500. (561)924-2208


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CADILLAC 1957 2 doors
needs work $1000/neg
(863)357-3633
CHEVEROLET PICK UP
TRUCK 1955 500 cu. in,
motor. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-4826
-CHEVY FLEETLINE DELUXE
'48- 4dr asking $2500
(863)763-3551
CHEVY TRUCK 1955 auto
and tilt steering, needs work
$2500 (863)357-3633
DODGE ASPEN '74 Slant 6,
runs great. Needs minor res-
toration. $500 (863)697-6731
MGB 1973 Convertible 4cyl., 4
sp. Sell or trade Make some-
,one a real deal, Nice car
423-502-2210
,VOLKSWAGON SUPER BEE-
TLE 1971, Brand new motor.
Needs restoration. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-4826


CHEVY SILVERADO, '94, 4
wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs
good, $3800.
(863)381-0432


EASY GO 2 seater w/top and
windshield and charger
$1250/neg. (863)675-1472


Part/Repir


RIM 16" Dodge Truck Rim
$100 or best offer.
(772)597-2155
TONNEAU COVER by ARE
fits Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed
truck Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


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CHEVY 4x4- '72 & '85, no mo-
tors, $1000 863-6973895 '
CHEVY S10, '03, 3 dr., stan-
dard shift, 4 cyl., 13k mi.,
under factory warranty,
$9900. (863)357-3413
GMC-'86, 22' Dry van body,
New eng. & fires, Less than
30K, 5 spd. $4500 neg.
(941)416-5571 Clewiston
TOYOTA Pick Up T-100 '95,
'Xtrabcab. 20 mpg. Reliable.
Good,-shape. $3000. Firm.
J.3-61iO-1219 alici 9pm.,,


CHEVY SUBURBAN LT- 97
While. iI4 All power very
clejn i8501) or besi offer
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TRAILER- G.A.W.B. 2980,
asking $1675
(863)357-2424
UTILITY TRLR- '05, 5x10,
drop loading ramp, Diamond
plate toolbox, 5mos old, like
new, $850 (863)357-6530

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49 K mis. Fully loaded. Must
'see! Runs great. $8500
(863)763-9464
DODGE RAM 2500, '95, 15
passenger van, great shape,
cold a/c, work or family ready
Asking $2500 (239)633-4069


Public Notices


Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


Pu aicNo ic


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 05-195-CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANN LAURA SARGENT
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered In the estate of ANN LAURA
SARGENT deceased, File Number
05;195-CE; by the Circuit Court for
ENDRY County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address ofwhich is PO. Box
1760 Labelle Florida 33975-1760'
that the decedent's date of death was
March 2005: that the total value of
the estate Is i LUs00 and that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such
orderare:
Creditors:
NONE
Beneficiaries:
Elwood Russell Sargent
1117 Forest Lawn Drive
Salem, Virginia 24153
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
RED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the dece-
dent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO. (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DESCENDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is December 22nd, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
ELWOOD RUSSELL SARGENT
1117 Forest Lawn Drive
Salem, Virginia 24153
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
M. Daniel Sasso, Esquire
Attomey forPetitioner
Florida Bar No. 212377
M. Daniel Sasso, PA.
4223 Del Prado Boulevard
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Telephone: (239) 542-1355
103863 CGS 12/22,29/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005-187-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MICHAEL DAVID SHANAHAN
a/k/a MICHAEL D. SHANAHAN
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mi-
chael David Shanahan, deceased,
("decedent") File Number 2005-187-
.P ,: p:'- m rin r,i: 0 1.in Court for
,-ir. I..'u.',r. h niv,, i fbate Divi-
S'iO,, Pi. .... I ,lun L ,ib II .1h1l6IT,
3 ". ;.. .i ;1: Tr,,. [|,:.i,. ,. ,,,. ,
Statutes. The names'and addresses of
ir,. : ..,. :,, : ,1,i HcA lei r.",,T [, :. ,n
Sney aresetforth below
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
ll. C -1o '-r: e1 t rl: lI ,,,, lr ,'d m
I..U.lel', : r, i I 0 ,,T, ,., ,-Tr' ,I
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r i.-1 mi mrI', gi l i t. N ll.': Al Il:
i r. -, il i'A mi: i1n, Ir,,: i: jiJ l liHitl
tHn LATIh i"i THInHI:I 1i1 MjIjiH':,
lTEO t illiOt iH f iHT I:IR' fuI
I'IU 0 ,': afrEn itoE sorE ,:,r :E
aiC nIl AaI Ofi', : riii. r i Cr.
THEM.
All other creditors of the Decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the Decedents Estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR,
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is December 22, 2005.
Attomeyfor
Co-Personal Representatives:
John F. Stewart, Esq.
Sheppard, Brett, Stewart,
Hersch& Kinsey, PA.
9100 College Pointe Court
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Telephone: (239) 334-1141
Florida Bar Mo: 158647
Co-Personal Representatives:
Megan R. Shanahan
1801 Brantley Road, #203
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Dana Rucker
6911 Highway 71 NE
Wilmar, MN 56201
104796 CGS 12/22,29/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 05-1098-DR
Clara L. Domlnquez,
Petitioner
and
Luciano Domlnquez,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Luclano Domlnquez
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Clara Do-
minquez whose is 1991 Strickland
Rd., Clewiston, FL 33440 on or before
January 23, 2006, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at Post Of-
fice Box 1760, LaBelle; FL 33975, be-
fore service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fall to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded In the
petition.
Copies of all court documents In this
case, Including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice offtur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915).
Future papers In this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and Information. Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, In-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: December 15, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: R. DeLaCruz
Deputy Clerk
104741 CGS 12/22,29/05;1/5,12/06
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 05-918CA
WINDEL AND RHONDA PALMER,
Plaintiff
VS
MICHAEL D. AND MARYANNE E. CUSEO
Together with his heirs, should they be
deceased, and any natural Unknown
persons who might be the unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, unknown tenants or other
parties claiming by, through, under or
against the above-named defendants.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: MICHAEL D. CUSEO
Together with his heirs, and any natural
unknown persons who might be the
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, unknown tenants
or other parties claiming by, through,
under or against the above-named de-
fendants.
You are hereby notified that a Complaint
to Quiet Title was filed in this court on
Oct. 17, 2005. You are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, on the petitioner's attorney,
whose name and address is: Sherea-
Ann Ferrer, PO. Box 721894, Orlando,
Florida 32872, and file an original with
the clerk of this court on or before Jan.
17, 2006. Otherwise, a judgment may
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition. Property De-
s c r i p t I o n :
4-10-43-29-030-2093-0070. Port La-
belle Unit 3 Block 2093 Lot 7, a subdi-
vision, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, page 73, Pub-
lic Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except gas, oil and mineral
rights not owned by the previous own-
er. Subject to existing easements and
right of way of record.
Witness my hand and seal on Dec. 7,
2005.
BARABARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Court
By: S. Hammond
.. -.. Deputy Clerk

NOlICE
AUCTION on Friday,
December 30, 2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Bellie Glade, Florida
Storage Property of Nathan Ouzman
TV, stereo, refrigerator, microwave,
luggage, toys, clothes,
household misc. items.
104583 CGS 12/22,29/05




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
INANDFOR ..
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTOR M. GARCIA,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.: 05-329-CA
DAVID E. YUSKA and SUSAN D. YUSKA,
if living, and if dead, their unknown
spouses, devisees, heirs, grantees,
creditors and other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them and all
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through or under these
unknown natural persons, and all ,par-
ties having or claiming to have, any
right, 0tie or interest in and to the real
property herein sought to have title
quieted.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, David E. Yuska and Su-
san, AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:
YOUC ARE lOTiFIED 0i-.A i f. ii. lo io
IJrM [,11 ,/,', i:.:. ,i,, ) ,

Lot 16, Block 2027, Port LaBelle Unit 1,
a Subdivision, according to the plat
-thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page
50, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and
Mineral rights not owned by prior own-
er. Subject to existing easements and
right of ways of record.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
,ten defenses, if any, to i on Alison, C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Ot-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before January 10, 2006, and
file'the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on the
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a Default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
Dated December 1,2005.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
101729 CGS 12/8,15,22,29/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 2005-724-DR
In Re the Marriage of:
LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.,
Husband/Respondent, & LEANNE PA-
TRICIA FAHEY, Wie/Petitioner.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.
22 Leonard Street
Portland, Maine 04103
Last Known Address Unknown
You are notified that an action for disso-
lution of marriage has been filed
agalnstyou.
If you want to contest the petition, you
are'required to serve a written answer
to the petition, admitting or denying
each of the allegations contained In the
petition, on the petitioners attorney, on
or before January 10, 2006, and to file
the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on the petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to serve and file a written an-
swer, as indicated herein, a default wil
be entered against you, and a judg-
ment may be entered, granting the pe-
titioner's requests, as indicated in the
petition.
The petitioner's attorney is:
RALPH ELVER
PAVESE LAW FIRM
461 HIGHWAY 29 SOUTH
PO DRAWER 2280
LABELLE, FL 33975
TELEPHONE: (863) 675-5800
Witness My Hand And The Seal Of This
Court On December 1,2005.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
101755 CGS 12/8,15,22,29

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-519 CA
HERMINIA M. LOPEZ,
Plaintiff
vs.
ELINA E. RODRIGUEZ, at al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICEOFSALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered In this case
now pending In said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Hendry County Court-
house, in front of the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County
Courts building) LaBelle, Florida, on
the 7th day of December, 2005, at
11:00 a.m., the following described
property as set forth in said.Order or
Final Judgment, to-wit
Lot 10t Block 8 of Montura Ranch Es-
tates, First Subdivision, according to
the plat thereof as recorded In Plat
Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39of the
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida, including only such oil, gas
and mineral rights as the grantor may
possess subject to conditions, restric-
tions, reservations, road and canal
right-of-ways and enforceable ease-
ments of records and applicable zon-
ing ordinances and subject to taxes
and assessments of the Central
County Drainage District.
Together with a 1981 double wide mobile
home Twin/81/HS/52/T3569704A and
T3569704B title numbers 19914140
and 19914141.
a/k/a: 275 N. Arboleda Street, Montura
Ranches, Florda
ORDERED AT HENRY COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, this 15th day of November, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By: S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR & HOFFMAN PA.
708 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Telephone: (305) 666-2299
98927 CGS 11/29;12/5/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA

AA.A. SELF STORAGE, INC.,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff
vs. CaseNo. 03CA199
GINA F NAVARRETE,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a final decree of
foreclosure entered in the
,above entitled cause in the
Circuit Court of Glades
County, Florida, I will sell the
property situate in Glades
County, Florida, described
as:

Lot 4, Block 17 RANCH LAKE
ESTATES, as per Plat there-
of as recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 37, oftlhe Public
Records of Glades County,
Florida.

at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at
the Front steps of the Glades
County Courthouse located
500 Avenue J, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471, at 11:00 A.M.
on the 29th day of Decem-
ber, 2005.

JOE FLINT, Clerk of Circuit
Court, Glades County, Florida
By: Deputy Clerk
103962 CGS 12/22,29/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Zoning, Adjustment and Planning
Board of the City of Pahokee, will meet
on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 6:30
PM at City Hall, 171 North Lake Ave-
nue, Pahokee, to consider the follow-
ing request
Request for Variance: Ms. Lucy Baines,
161 Buddy White Avenue, Pahokee,
Florida intends to build a Residential
home on property which Is zoned
Commercial.
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INVITATION TO BID
BID #2005-02
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION
4 MILES OF MAYORAL ST.
Sealed bids for the reconstruction of the above referenced road will be received by
the Board of Central County Water Control District, hereinafter referred to as 0DIS-
TRICT'at
475 S. Cabbage Palm St.
Clewiston, Florida 33440
until 10:00 am local time on January 19, 2006, for furnishing labor and materials
and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid
Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawings which com-
prise the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time
for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accor-
dance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any
Addenda issued in relation to is Project will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the speckled
day and time will not be opened.
The Work to be bid upon is described as Roadway reconstruction of approximately
four miles of a road called Mayoral from Perimeter on the south end to Pine Cone
on the north'as specified in the detailed drawings and specifications prepared by
Rock Aboujaoude, PE. A pre-bid meeting shall be held on January 4th, 2006 al
the Clubhouse at 10:00 am.
Construction drawings and Specifications may be obtained from Rick Aboueaoude,
PE. (contact person) at 180 N. Bridge Street Suite B, LaBelle, Florida or from
CCWCD office at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street for a fee of $50 (non-refundable).
Rock's telephone is (863) 612-6011 or CCWCD phone no. is (863) 983-5795.
Each bid must be submitted, in duplicates, on the prescribed bid form and accom-
panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Board of CCWCD, In
an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors
shall be declared on the prescnbed Subcontractors Declaration Form.
All bids shall be opened and read aloud on January 19. 2006. at 10:00 am in the
Club House located on 255 H. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders
are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the nec-
essary additional bond(s) for the faithful performance qf the Contract, as pre-
scribed in the Contract Documents.
All Bid Bonds, Contract Bonds, Insurance Contracts and Certificates of Insurance
shall be either executed by or countersigned by a licensed resident agent of the
surety or Insurance company having his place of business In the State of Florida.
Further, the said surety or Insurance company shall be duly authorized and quail-
tied to do business in the State of Florida and shall have an A.M. Best rating ol
1-minus or better and who Is listed on the United States Treasury Departments T-
list as acceptable to Issue bonds for the applicable dollar amount.
The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall re-
main open and subject to acceptance for a period of thirty (30) calendar days af-
ter the date of bid opening but the District at its sole discretion may release and
Bid and Bid security. No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of thirty (30)
calendar days afterthe date of Bid opening.
In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licensed and
permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.
Before a Contractwill be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will
conduct such investigations as is necessary to determine the performance record
and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work speci-
fied under this Contract. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such Information
as deemed necessary by the Distict to evaluate the bidders qualifications.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) not conforming with the in-
tent and purpose of the Contract Documents, and may postpone the award of the
Contract for a period of time which, however, shall not extend beyond thirty (30)
calendar days from the bid opening date.
DATED this__ day of ,2005.
ATTEST: Central County Water Control District
By: Carolyn Hester
104316 CGS 12/22,29/05; 1/5,12/06


NOTICE OF PUBUC HEARING
CITY OF PAHOKEE
A public hearing will be held on the fol-
lowing proposed Ordinance at 7:30
PM on January 10, 2006 in the Com-
mission Chambers at Pahokee City
Hall, 171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee,
FL at which time the City Commission
will consider its adoption Into law. The
introduction and first reading was held
on December 13, 2005. The Ordinance
may be inspected in its entirety at City
Hall. All Interested parties may appear.
at the meeting and be heard with re-
spect to this proposed Ordinance:
ORDINANCE 2005-07
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PAHO-
KEE, FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER
21, PEDDLERS AND ITINERANT VEN-
DORS, ARTICLE II. PEDDLERS AND
SOLICITORS FOR PERSONAL PROFIT,
CREATING SECTION 21-31 RESTRIC-
TIONS ON STATIONARY PEDDLERS,
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF LAWS IN
CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFI-
CATION.
104164 CGS 12/29/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Stat-
utes, a meeting of landowners of BAR-
RON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held at 10:00 AM, January 19,
2006, at the District office on 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida
33935.
The purpose of the meeting is to elect
one member of the Board of Supervis-
ors and review annual reports.
Landowners may cast one vote for each
acre or fraction thereof owned, either
in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are
available by calling 863-675-0346.
The Board of Supervisors will meet im-
mediately after adjournment of the
Landowners' Meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark D. Colbert, Chairman
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The fireplace and the warmth of the holiday


By Barbara Oehlbeck

"I know a fireplace don't warm
your front and your back at the
same time, but I'd a heap rather be
a little cold on one side than not to
have a fire to prop my feet up to.
Besides, with all the talk 'bout get-
ting' exercise nowadays, I can't see
.payin' somebody with a machine
to stretch my legs and arms when I
can cut a pile o' wood, which does
a good job of stretchin' and bendin'
a fella and get fuel for my fireplace
at the same time."
'We were just waiting' to go in
the fireplace real early of a morhin'
or when dark starts coming' on
; when the weather gets nippy is a
real satisfyin' thing to see. Looks
; right prosperous, too. Goin' into
winter I like to have 'bout a cord o'
wood. Then I don't have to worry
none 'bout running' out."
Nowadays as he would say
fireplaces are included in many
new houses; however, most are
either gas-fired or there's a little pile
of electric logs where the real fire
ought.to be that is, if you're par-
'tial to the real thing: A bright and
cheerful cracklin' fire.
When fireplaces are discussed,
it's always pointed out that wood-
:burning fireplaces are dirt ashes
blow around and even the wood
itself usually has some debris on it
f one kind or another. Ants and
spiders not excluded from time to
-:ime.
All true. But then, where's the
oetry and romance of a jet-burn-
ng gas or electric logs turning as if
)n a spit with lights to mimick a
losingg pile of warm wood coals?
besides, gas burners are endowed
:vith an odor that, as yet, no one has
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course, the manufacturers will,
without fail, say that the fumes are
exhausted through the chimney.
Maybe the fumes are but the odor
remains.
Two and a half centuries ago a
man named Ben Franklin probably
had the best idea about fireplaces.
As a matter of fact, and history, he
had a lot of best ideas in many
areas. This one is his namesake.
The Franklin stove. What an inven-
tion! The combining of the best of
two worlds: The cast iron stove and
anr open fireplace in one efficient
unit that provided more heat than
other stoves and with much fuel.
Front doors, when open, afford
all the romantic charm of an open
fireplace while providing signifi-
cantly more heat due to the design
of the fire box, and, when closed,


the unit is almost like a. convention-
al stove-heater. And, at night a
Franklin fire can be banked with
ashes or green wood to keep
overnight.
Then, according to Uncle Ben,
"Early of a mornin' when the air's
right nippy, just stir them ashes
down, throw on a little. dry wood
and a log or two and there'll be
enoughh cheer to last to darktime!
Specially if you've got a good pot o'
strong coffee setting' on top the
Franklin to keep it just hot enough
and 'bout midtime the momin' get
yourself anotherr cup."
Sadly enough,. The Franklin
stove as such is "gone away for to
stay" for more than a little while.
There are those who profess to be
improving the environment by
actually prohibiting the manufac-


ture of Franklin stoves, which have
"done good" in this country for two
and half centuries! "They" say the
smoke and fumes from burning
wood is a bad thing. Obviously,
"they" have blinded themselves to
seeing or smelling the noxious
black fumes and smoke being
blown from every truck exhaust
every hour of day and night over
this entire country!
Not a word, not an ordinance,
let alone a mandate, from those on
high to do anything about this ever-
increasing menace to the entire
population from sea to shining sea.
And yet, these same "they" have
shut down a beloved all-American
tradition.
Having lived with Franklin
stoves and traditional fireplaces, it
didn't occur to us to want anything


else for the relatively little heat we'd choice. We had to use it.
need in this sunny, warm land. So After a couple winters, we heard
when we built a country wood a loud pop early one morning. It
house in a remote inland flatlands didn't take much looking to find out
area, we simply went shopping for the why of the pop. One side of the
a Franklin. stove had cracked.
Well. That long story can be Thank Goodness, it was only a
short. Not available any more. Not hair-line crack, not enough to allow
being manufactured anywhere in ashes or fire to fall out, so we went
the U. S., but "we have great mod- on using it. But not without careful
ern wood-burning stoves with cat- looking' and listen' with every fire.
alytic converters that are more effi- The grate didn't burn through
cient, cleaner burning, better for several years, but when it did,
looking, etc. an iron piece from another old
And ugly. stove bridges the gap and we still
Most models are endowed with use it.
geegaws of one sort or another, In case anyone's wondering, the
red, green, orange, and some have one we have is a 26-inch model,
huge gold balls reminiscent of a but we'll be happy to have a 28, 30,
cheap carnival. And none open. In or even bigger!
a few models a faint glow of fire A lot of times in the early hours
might be seen through tiny glass before firstlight or the quiet of night
squares on the front. We weren't before bedtime, we can all but hear
even tempted. Finally, we learned Uncle Ben saying, "Some days
that one dealer in Washington State when I git to frettin' 'bout things
had a .few Franklins but he could that go more wrong than right, I
not get any more. That dealer was think 'bout having a good supper
finally contacted by phone. with my missus...then restin' by the
"Yes. We have one left but the fire. There's a sweetness 'bout sit-
shipping will cost more than the tin' by a fire watching embers dyin'
stove!" Turns out, that one he had off slow and quiet. And them things
could not be sold in his state that didn't suit in the daytime, well,
because the time limit had expired, they jus' seem to go up the chim-
so he was glad to get rid of his one ney wit' the smoke, or maybe
remaining. We ordered it. Upon they're just a-waitin' on the porch
arrival, it was plain to see it was not for tomorrow."
American-made. Taiwan. Cast iron Too bad that at the time we
but obviously not a good grade, were searching for a Franklin we
Upon trying to install it, it was did not know about THE WOOD
also plain that the pipe collar didn't STOVE and Fireplace Center in
come dose to fitting being at least Gainesville. What a lot of work,
an eighth of an inch too large for,~oprry, and dollars that would have
the seven-inch stove pipe, wnhkttl, e ed us, and to think we could
meant it had to be ground down to have shopped with a company
fit. The apron at the front didn't fit right here in Florida. Well, when
either but there was nothing to do something else cracks or otherwise
but use it. And the screen was a far becomes unusable we'll know
cry from fitting. Here again, no who to call and where to go.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO: 05-1023-CA
VALIDATION OF THE NOT TO EXCEED $8,080,000
CITY OF CLEWISTON, LORDIA WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM
REVENUE BONDS AND BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES
THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, a municipal corporation and public body cor-
porate and politic of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and the Taxpayers, Property Owners and Citizens thereof
and of the City of Clewiston, Florida, including non-residents owning property or
subject to taxation therein, and others having or claiming any right, tite or interest
In property to be affected by the issuance of the Bonds and Notes herein de-
scribed, orto be affected in any way thereby,
Defendants.
AMENDED ORDERTO SHOW CAUSE
TO: THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THROUGH THE STATE ATTORNEY FOR THE TWENTI-
ETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, AND TO THE SEVERAL TAXPAYERS, PROP-
ERTY OWNERS, CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, INCLUDING
NON-RESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN,
AND ALL OTHERS HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
PROPERTY TO BE.AFFECTED BY THE ISSUANCE OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS AND THE CITY OF
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM REVENUE BOND ANTICI-
PATION NOTES, HEREINAFTER MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED, OR TO BE
AFFECTED IN ANYWAY THEREBY;
The above cause coming on to be heard upon the Complaint this day tiled herein by
the City of Clewiston, Florida, seeking to determine the authority of the City of Cle-
wiston, Florida, to issue Its not to exceed $8,080,000 City of Clewiston, Florida
Water and Sewer System Revenue Bonds (the 'Bonds') and the not to exceed
$8,080,000 City of Clewiston, Florida Water and Sewer System Revenue Bond
Anticipation Notes (the "Bond Anticipation Notes"), a more particular description
of such obligations being contained in the Complaint filed in these proceedings, to
determine the legality of the proceedings had and taken in connection therewith,
and the legality of the provisions, covenants and agreements contained therein
and the revenues pledged to the payment thereof, and seeking a judgment of this
Court to validate the proceedings for said Bonds and Bond Anticipation Notes (the
"Obligations"), the revenues pledged for the payment thereof, and said Obligations
when issued pursuant thereto, and said Complaint now having been presented to
this Court, for entry of an Order to Show Cause pursuant to Chapter 75, Florida
Statutes, and the Court being fully advised in the premises:
IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the State of Florida, through the State Attorney
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida, and the several taxpayers, property
owners and citizens of the City of Clewiston, Florida, including non-residents
owning property or subject to taxation therein, and all others having or claiming
any right, title or Interest in property to be affected In any way thereby, orto be af-
fected thereby, be and they ire each hereby required to appear and show cause,
if any there be, before this Court on the 6th day of February, 2006, at 10:30 A.M.
in the Chambers of Honorable Frededrick R. Hardt at the Hendry County Court-
house In the City of LaBelle, Florida, why the prayer of said Complaint should not
be granted and why the proceedings for said Obligations and said Obligations
when Issued pursuant thereto and the revenues pledged to the payment thereof
should not be validated and confirmed as therein prayed.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED tha this Order to Show Cause be
published In the manner required by Section 75.06, Florida Statutes, in a newspa-
per of general circulationpublshed in Hendry County, Florida.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that, by such publication of this Or-
der, all taxpayers, property owners and citizens of the City of Clewlston, Florida,
including non-residents owning property or subject to taxation therein and all oth-
ers having or claiming any dght, ttle or Interest In the City of Clewlston, Florioda, or
the taxable property therein or In any property to be affected by the Issuance of
said Obligations or to be affected in any way thereby, or the valid of such Obli-
gations or of any revenues pledged for payment thereof, or of the proceedings au-
thoridzng the issuance of said Obligations, Including any remedies provided for
their collection, be and they are made parties defendant to this proceeding, and
that this Court shall have jurisdiction of them to the same extent as f named as
defendants in said Complaint and personally served with process In this cause.
DONE AND ORDERED n chambers at LaBalle, Hendry County, Florida, this 20th
day of December, 2005.

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105653 CGS 12/29/051/5/06


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that a draft permit has
been prepared for the City of Clewlston, Kevin McCarthy, UtilitieS Director, 141
Central Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, to construct a Class I Injection Well
(lW-I) system. The project Is located at the Clewiston Wastewater Treatment
plant, Feed Lot Road, Hendry County, Florida. (File No. 249635-001-UC)
The purpose of the facility is to inject non-hazardous reverse osmosis concentrate
from the proposed Clewlston Water Treatment Plant (WTP).
Under the proposed permit the maximum injection rate Into the injection well will
have a design capacity of 4.05 million gallons per day (MGD)and an initial maxi-
mum disposal of 0.925 mlllion gallons per day (MGD). Injection will be Into the
Oldsmar Formation that is anticipated between 2,900 and 3,500 t feet below land
surface (BLS).
The Department has permitting udrisdiction under chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes,
and Chapters 62-4, 62-520, 62-528, 62-550, and 62-660 of the Florida Adminis-
trative Code. The project is not exempt from permitting procedures. The Depart-
ment has determined that a construction permit is required for the proposed work.
The Department will issue the permit unless a timely petition for an administrative
hearing Is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or all parties reach a
written agreement on mediation as an astemative remedy under section 120.573
before toe deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation will not adversely af-
fect the rightto a hearing If mediation does not result in a settlement.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) in ac-
cordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must
contain the Information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Office
of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 14 days of publication of this
notice. Petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address
indicated above at the time of filing. Failure to file a petition within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request an admin-
istrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it Any
subsequent Intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer'upon
the filing of a motion In compliance with rule 28-5.207, F.A.C.
The Petition shall contain the following Information; (a) The name, address, and tele-
phone number of each petitioner, toe applicant's name and address, the Depart-
ment Permit File Number and the county in which the project Is proposed; (b) A
statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Departments
action or proposed action; (c) A statement of how each petioaners substantial in-
terests are affected by the Departments action or proposed action; (d) A state-
ment of the material facts disputed by Petitioner, if any; (e) A statement of facts
which petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Departments
action or proposed action; (f) A statement of which rules or statutes petitioner
contends require reversal or modification of the Departments action or proposed
action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating precisely the
action petitioner wants the Department to take with respect to the Departments
action or proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate
agency action. Accordingly, the Departments final action may be different from
the position taken by It In this Notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any decision of the Department with regard to the application have the
right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the re-
quirements setforth above.
The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection, South Dstrict, 2295 Victoria Ave., Fort Myers,
Florida.
105525 CGS 12/29/05

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) NO. CN051214
Contractor Pre-Qualficatlon; South Florida Water
Management DistrictConstruction Projects
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
Statement of Qualifications up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on February 15, 2006 in
order to pre-qualify contractors for major construction work in support of District
Programs.
All Statement of Qualifications must conform to the instructions in the RFQ. Inter-
ested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFQ (1) at the above ad-
dress; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.ov.g
(3) by calling 1561) 682-2715; or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE
(800) 472-5290. The public is Invited to attend the opening. Further Informa-
tion on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site -
www.sfwmd.gov.
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